Dr. John Ian Norris
John Ian Norris

Affiliated Faculty


Dr. Ian Norris, Ph.D. received his Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology (Social) in 2007 from Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, with training in social psychology, psychophysiology, and applied cognitive psychology. His expertise is in the intersection of emotion and cognition, which makes him uniquely well-suited to teach the Cognitive and Affective Bases course. More specifically, his expertise in cognitive psychology is in the area of judgment and decision-making. He has published articles on the relationship between emotion and judgment and the effects of context on social judgments. He has taught undergraduate physiological psychology for several years, as well as a section of undergraduate cognitive psychology. He also teaches a graduate seminar in Biological Bases of Behavior, with a focus primarily on cognitive and affective neuroscience. Although his understanding of cognitive and affective psychology is strongest in the areas in which they relate to biological psychology, his training and background as an experimental psychologist is in basic cognitive, affective, and social processes, as opposed to cognitive neuroscience per se. Finally, he has experience in both designing and teaching online courses.