Rami Gabriel
Associate Professor of Psychology, Columbia College Chicago

Rami Gabriel is an associate professor of psychology and founding fellow at the Research Group in Mind, Science and Culture at Columbia College Chicago. He is the author of Why I Buy: Self, Taste, and Consumer Society in America (2013) and co-author with Stephen Asma of The Emotional Mind: Affective Roots of Culture and Cognition (2019). His forthcoming book, A Suspicious Science: The Uses of Psychology, will be published by Oxford University Press.

Written by Rami Gabriel

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Neuroscience
Myth and the mind

Saturated with rites and symbols, psychology feeds a deep human need once nourished by mythology

Rami Gabriel

At the Remembrance Day ceremony at Old City Hall in Toronto, 11 November 2014. Photo by Mark Blinch/Reuters

Essay/
Human evolution
United by feelings

Universal emotions are the deep engine of human consciousness and the basis of our profound affinity with other animals

Stephen T Asma & Rami Gabriel

Believe in better… Photo by Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty

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Self-improvement
The self-help game

Millions believe that pop psychology can change their tennis skills, their love life or their moods. Are they all wrong?

Rami Gabriel