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Thomas Castelain

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Post doctorant FNS

Institut des sciences de la communication et de la cognition

Rue Pierre-à-Mazel 7
CH-2000 Neuchâtel

Bureau 212


thomas.castelain@unine.ch

 

Profile summary

- Postdoctoral researcher at the University of Neuchâtel - Center for Cognitive Science.

- Research interests: Reasoning, social cognition, language and communication.

- Methods: Experimental, developmental and cross-cultural studies.

- Nine years experience teaching Cognitive Psychology and Experimental methods.

Formation and experience

- Postdoctoral Researcher – University of Neuchâtel
SNSF Eccelencia Project “Pragmatics meets epistemic vigilance: Explaining the development of irony comprehension” directed by Diana Mazzarella

- Assistant Professor – University of Costa Rica
Researcher at the Institute for Psychological Research (IIP) and the Institute for Linguistic Research (INIL) / Lecturer at the School of Psychology and the Master of Cognitive Science

- PhD Student – University of Neuchâtel & CNRS
SNSF Ambizione Project “Reasoning in its social, cultural and argumentative context” directed by Hugo Mercier

- Research Scientist and Lecturer – University of Costa Rica
Researcher in applied psychology at the Institute for Psychological Research (IIP) / Lecturer at the School of Psychology and the Master of Cognitive Science

List of Publications

De Groot, M., Schaafsma, J., Castelain, T., Malinowska, K., Mann, L., Ohtsubo, Y., Asti Wulandri, M. T., Fahmi Bataineh, R., Fry, D. P., Goudbeek, M., & Suryani, A. (under review). How Would You Feel if Your Country Harmed People? Examining Group-Based Shame, Guilt, and Regret across Cultures.

Castelain, T., Floyd, S., & Mercier, H. (under review). Evidentiality and accuracy of source reporting. Blochowiak,

J., Castelain, T., Rodríguez Villagra, O., & Musolino, J. (under review). If and only if people were logical! The effect of pragmatic enrichment on reasoning with abstract and realistic materials.

Castelain, T., Guillén, L. D., & Solis, M. (in press). Razonamiento y toma de decisiones políticas.

Castelain, T., Alonso, D., Calderón, M., Méndez, R., Pérez, R., Quirós, M., Salas, S., & Vega, M. (in press). Alternativas experimentales para el estudio del comportamiento político electoral en Costa Rica.

Charafeddine, R., Mercier, H., Yamada, T., Matsui, T., Sudo, M., Germain, P., Bernard, S., Castelain, T., & Van der Henst, J.-B. (2019). Cross-cultural differences in the valuing of dominance by young children. Journal of Cognition and Culture, 19, 256–272.

Castelain, T., Villarreal Galera, M. P., Molina Delgado, M., & Rodríguez Villagra, O. (2019). An application of the LLTM for the construction of a Fluid Intelligence Test. Actualidades Investigativas en Educación, 19(1), 1–22.

Blochowiak, J., & Castelain, T. (2018). How logical is natural language conjunction? An experimental investigation of French 'et'. In Pierre Saint-Germier (Ed.) Language, Evolution and Mind. Essays in Honour of Anne Reboul. College Publications.

Sheskin, M., Chevallier, C., Adachi, K., Berniunas, R., Castelain, T., Hulín, M., Lenfesty, H., Regnier, D., Sebesteny, A., & Baumard, N. (2018). The needs of the many do not outweigh the needs of the few: partner-choice theory limits individual sacrifice across diverse cultures. Journal of Cognition and Culture, 18, 205–223.

Mercier, H., Sudo, M., Castelain, T., Bernard, S., & Matsui, T. (2018). Japanese preschoolers’ evaluation of circular and non-circular arguments. European journal of developmental psychology, 15(5), 493–505.

Castelain, T., Bernard, S., & Mercier, H. (2017). Evidence that two-year-old children are sensitive to information presented in arguments. Infancy, 23(5), 1–12.

Mercier, H., Castelain, T., Hamid, N., & Marín Picado, B. (2017). The power of moral arguments. In Bonnefon, J.-F. & Trémolière, B. (Eds.) Moral Inferences. Psychology Press.

Bernard, S., Castelain, T., Mercier, H., Kaufmann, L., Van der Henst, J.-B. & Clément, F. (2016). The Boss is Always Right: Preschoolers Endorse the Testimony of a Dominant Over that of a Subordinate. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 152, 307-317.

Castelain, T., Girotto, V., Jamet, F. & Mercier, H. (2016). Evidence for benefits of argumentation in a Mayan indigenous population. Evolution and Human Behavior, 37(5), 337-342.

Castelain, T., Bernard, S., Van der Henst, J.-B. & Mercier, H. (2016). The influence of power and reason on young Maya children’s endorsement of testimony. Developmental Science, 19(6), 957-966.

Blochowiak, J., Castelain, T., & Moeschler, J., (2015). Les interprétations logiques, temporelles et causales de la conjonction. Une approche expérimentale. Les nouveaux cahiers de la linguistique française, 32, 71-83.

Bonnefond, M., Castelain, T., Cheylus, A. & Van der Henst, J-B. (2014). Reasoning from transitive premises: An EEG study. Brain and Cognition, 90, 100-108.

Castelain, T., & Marín Picado, B., (2014). Psicología experimental: fundamentos y protocolos experimentales para el estudio de procesos cognitivos. Serie Cuadernos Metodológicos. San José, CR: Instituto de Investigaciones Psicológicas.

Blanca, E., Quesada, S., Castelain, T., Smith, V. & Pérez, R. (2014). Evaluación emocional prototípica de música de valencia afectiva positiva y negativa. Interamerican Journal of Psychology, 48, 30-41.

Montero, E., Castelain, T., Moreira, T., Alfaro, L., Cerdas, D., García, A. & Roldán, M. G. (2013). Evidencias iniciales de validez de criterio de los resultados de una Prueba de Razonamiento con Figuras para la selección de estudiantes indígenas para la Universidad de Costa Rica y el Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica. Revista Educación, 37(2), 103-117.

Blochowiak, J., Moeschler, J., & Castelain, T. (2010). The impact of order and aspect of casually linked sentences. ISCA Experimental Linguistics, 13-16.

Moeschler, J., Chevallier, C., Castelain, T., Van der Henst, J.-B., & Tapiero, I. (2006). Le raisonnement causal : de la pragmatique du discours à la pragmatique expérimentale. Les nouveaux cahiers de la linguistique française, 27, 241-262.