Alain Morin

Alain Morin

BA (Hons) (Laval University)
MA (Laval University)
PhD (Laval University)

Office: EA3067
Phone: 403.440.7069
Email: amorin@mtroyal.ca
Webpage: http://www2.mtroyal.ab.ca/~amorin/


  • PSYC 2283 Theories of Personality
  • PSYC 4401 Social Cognition
  • PSYC 4404 The Self


  • Self-Awareness; Self-Recognition; Theory of Mind; Fame; Self-Awareness and Self-Destruction; Development of Self-Consciousness; Neurophilosophy / Mind-Brain Problem


Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Morin, A. (2017). Toward a glossary of self-related termsFrontiers in Psychology, 8, 280. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00280

Morin, A. (2016). The 'self-awareness&mdash:anosognosia" paradox explained: How one process can be associated with activation of, and damage to, opposite sides of the brain. Laterally: Asymmetries of Body, Brain & Cognition (Vol. DOI: 10.1080/135765X.2016.1173049).

Morin, A., Runyan, J.D., & Brinthaupt, T.M. (2015). Editorial: Inner Experiences: Theory, Measurement, Frequency, Content, and Functions. Front. Psychol. 6:1758. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01758

Racy, F., & Morin, A. (2015). Special issue on self and social cognition: Editorial. Behavioural Sciences Undergraduate Journal, 2(1), 2-3.

Morin, A. & Uttl, B. (2013). Inner speech: A window into consciousness. The Neuropsychotherapist, doi: 10.12744/tnpt.14.04.2013.01

Morin, A., & Hamper, B. (2012). Self-reflection and the inner voice: Activation of the left inferior frontal gyrus during perceptual and conceptual self-referential thinking. The Open NeuroImaging Journal, 6, 78-89.

Morin, A. (2011). Self-awareness Part 1: Definitions, measures, effects, function, and antecedents. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 5/10 (2011): 807–823.

Morin, A. (2010). Self-recognition, Theory-of-Mind, and self-awareness: What side are you on? Laterality, 16(3), 367-383.

Morin, A. (2009). Self-awareness deficits following loss of inner speech: Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor’s case study. Consciousness and Cognition, 18(2), 524-529.

Morin, A. & Michaud, J. (2007). Self-awareness and the left inferior frontal gyrus: Inner speech use during in self-related processing. Brain Research Bulletin, 74(6), 387-396.

Morin, A. (2007). Self-awareness and the left hemisphere: The dark side of selectively reviewing the literature (Commentary on Keenan et al., Cortex, 2005). Cortex, 8, 1068-1073.

Morin, A. (2006). Levels of consciousness and self-awareness: A comparison and integration of various neurocognitive views. Consciousness and Cognition, 15(2), 358-371.

Morin, A. (2005) Possible links between self-awareness and inner speech: Theoretical background, underlying mechanisms, and empirical evidence. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 12(4-5), 115-134.

Morin, A. (2004). A neurocognitive and socioecological model of self-awareness. Genetic, Social, and General Psychology Monographs, 130(3), 197-222.

Encyclopedia Entries

Morin, A. (2012). Inner speech. Encyclopedia of Human Behavior, Second Edition. W. Hirstein (Ed.), Elsevier.

Morin, A. (2009). Inner speech and consciousness.Encyclopedia of Consciousness. W. Banks (Ed.), Elsevier.

Morin, A. (2006). Self-recognition. Invited paper for the 2006 Encyclopedia of Science & Technology (McGraw-Hill).

Book Chapters

Morin, A. The self-reflective function of inner speech: Twelve years later. In. P. Langland-Hassan, & A. Vicente, Eds., Inner Speech Anthology. Oxford: Oxford University Press. In press.

Morin, A., El-Sayed, A., & Racy, F. (2015). Theory of Mind, self-awareness and inner speech in typical and ASD individuals: A critical review, in Theory of Mind: Development in Children, Brain Mechanisms and Social Implications (43-114). Nova Publishers.

Morin, A. (2012). What are animals conscious of? In J. Smith, R.W. Mitchell, & M.S. Schneider (Eds.), Minds of Animals, Columbia Press.


Duhnych, C., Racy, F., Morin, A., & Patton, J. (2017) “Measuring inner speech using improved Thought Listing and coding procedures”. Poster presented at the International Conference on Psychology and Behavioural Sciences (ICPBS), Lisbon, Portugal. (Role: Co-Author)

Racy, F., Duhnych, C., Morin, A., & Patton, J. (2017) “Correlations between several self-related constructs”. Poster presented at the International Conference on Psychology and Behavioural Sciences (ICPBS), Lisbon, Portugal. (Role: Co-Author)

Morin, A. (2016). The "self-awareness - anosognosia" paradox explained. The Scientific Study of Consciousness conference, Tucson, AZ, USA. (Role: Presenter)

Morin, A. (2016). Inner Experiences: An overview of the process of editing/publishing 15 research papers on this topic for Frontiers in Cognitive Science. Research16 MRU Psychology Symposium, Calgary, AB, Canada. (Role: Presenter)

Morin A. (2015). The self-reflective function of inner speech. Inner speech: Theories and models, Granada, Spain.

Morin, A., & Clements, L. (2015). Toward a glossary of self-related terms. BASICS, Banff, AB, Canada.  (Role: Co-Author).

Uttl, B., White, C., Morin, A., Wong Gonzalez, D., & Mathison, K. (2014). Prospective memory, personality, and psychopathology. 4th International Conference on Prospective Memory, Naples, Italy. (Role: Co-Author)

Sovalson, K., Morin, A., Uttl, B. (2014). Age-related differences in inner speech. BASICS, Banff, AB, Canada. (Role: Co-Author)

Uttl, B., White, C.A., & Morin, A. (2013). The numbers tell it all: Students do not like numbers! CSBBCS Conference, Calgary, AB, Canada. (Role: Co-Author)

Morin, A. (2013). Activation of the Left Frontal Gyrus During Self-referential Thinking. International Neuropsychology Society 41st Annual Meeting, Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA. (Role: Presenter)

Uttl, B., Morin, A., Faulds, T., Hall, T., & Wilson, J. (2012). Sampling inner speech using text messaging. CSBBCS Conference, Kingston, ON, Canada. (Role: Co-Author)

Morin, A., Uttl, B., & Hamper, B. (2011). Self-reported frequency, content, and functions of inner speech. The Psychonomic Society Conference, Seattle, WA, USA. (Role: Presenter)