In August 2014, Dr. Ritchie joined the Department of Psychology at Saint Xavier University as Chairperson. From 2009 to 2014, he earned tenure at the Department of Psychology, University of Limerick, Ireland; and, from 2007 to 2009, he was a Research and Teaching Fellow at the Center for Research on Self and Identity, School of Psychology, University of Southampton, England. In 2006, he earned a Ph.D. in Social and Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Northern Illinois University; a M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Roosevelt University Chicago (1999); and, a B.S. in Psychology with a Philosophy minor from Loyola University Chicago (1997).
Dr. Ritchie collaborates with scholars locally and internationally. He is a peer reviewer for over 25 scientific journals, an action editor for 3 journals, a lead author and a coauthor on more than 30 peer-reviewed journal articles, encyclopedia entries, and book chapters; he frequently presents at conferences, colloquia and as a guest lecturer. Dr. Ritchie enjoys teaching and attending classes on the philosophic views of mind and science, neuroscience methods, applied statistics and psychometrics, data analysis algorithms and software, human memory and machine memory, and human emotions. He promotes students and colleagues to endeavor research, teaching, and service that span multiple academic, scientific and applied disciplines across cultures, languages and geographical locations.
- Emotion, Mood, Affect
- Health Psychology
- Organizational Behavior
- Personality, Individual Differences
- Self and Identity
- Social Cognition
- Hepper, E. G., Wildschut, T., Sedikides, C., Ritchie, T. D., Yung, Y-F., Hansen, N., Abakoumkin, G., Arikan, G., Cisek, S. Z., Demassosso, D. B., Gebauer, J. E., Gerber, J., Gonzales, R., Kusumu, T., Misra, G., Rusu, M., Ryan, O., Stephan, E., Vingerhoets, A. J. J., Zhou, X. Pancultural nostalgia: Prototypical conceptions across cultures. (2014). Emotion. doi: 10.1037/a0036790
- Kingston, J. L., Clarke, S., Ritchie, T. D., & Remington, R. E. (2011). Developing and validating the "Composite Measure of Problem Behaviors." Journal of Clinical Psychology, 67, 736-751.
- Ritchie, T. D., & Batteson, T. J. (2013). Perceived changes in ordinary autobiographical events’ affect and visual imagery colorfulness. Consciousness and Cognition, 22, 461-470.
- Ritchie, T. D., Batteson, T. J., Bohn, A., Crawford, M. T., Ferguson, G. V., Schrauf, R. W., Vogl, R. J., & Walker, W. R. (2014). A pancultural perspective on the fading affect bias in autobiographical memory. Memory. doi: 10.1080/09658211.2014.884138
- Ritchie, T. D., Sedikides, C., Wildschut, T., Arndt, J., & Gidron, Y. (2011). Self-concept clarity mediates the relation between stress and subjective well-being. Self and Identity 10, 493-508.
- Ritchie, T. D., Skowronski, J. J., Walker, W. R., & Wood, S. E. (2006). Comparing two perceived characteristics of autobiographical memory: Memory detail and accessibility. Memory, 14, 471-485.
- Ritchie, T. D., Skowronski, J. J., Hartnett, J. L., Wells, B. M., & Walker, W. R. (2009). The fading affect bias in the context of emotion activation level, mood, and personal theories of emotion change. Memory, 17, 428-444.
- Ritchie, T. D., & Skowronski, J. J. (2008). Perceived change in the affect associated with dreams: The fading affect bias and its moderators. Dreaming, 18, 27-43.
- Skowronski, J. J., Ritchie, T. D., Walker, W. R., Betz, A. L., Sedikides, C., Bethencourt, L. A., & Martin, A. L. (2007). Ordering our world: The quest for traces of temporal organization in autobiographical memory. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 43, 850-856.
- Hepper, E. G., Ritchie, T. D., Sedikides, C., & Wildschut, T. (2012). Odyssey's end: Lay conceptions of nostalgia reflect its original homeric meaning. Emotion, 12, 102-119.
- Finkelstein, L. M., Allen, T. D., Ritchie, T. D., Lynch, J. E., & Montei, M. S. (2011). A dyadic examination of the role of relationship characteristics and age on relationship satisfaction in a formal mentoring programme. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology. doi:10.1080/1359432X.2011.594574
- Ritchie, T. D., & Batteson, T. J. (2013). Perceived changes in ordinary autobiographical events’ affect and visual imagery colorfulness. Consciousness and Cognition, 22, 461-470. doi: 10.1016/j.concog.2013.02.001
- Ritchie, T. D., Skowronski, J. J., Wood, S. E., Walker, W. R., Vogl, R. J., & Gibbons, J. A. (2006). Event self-importance, event rehearsal, and the fading affect bias in autobiographical memory. Self and Identity, 5, 172-195.
- Ritchie, T. D., Walker, W. R., Marsh, S., & Skowronski, J. J. (in press). Narcissism distorts the fading affect bias in autobiographical memory. Applied Cognitive Psychology. doi: 10.1002/acp.3082
- Sagarin, B. J., West, S. T., Ratnikov, A., Homan, W. K., Ritchie, T. D., & Hansen, E. J. (2014). Treatment non-compliance in randomized experiments: Statistical approaches and design issues. Psychological Methods. doi: 10.1037/met0000013
- Walker, W. R., Skowronski, J. J., Gibbons, J. A., Vogl, R. J., & Ritchie, T. D. (2009). Why people rehearse their memories: Frequency of use and relations to the intensity of emotions associated with autobiographical memories. Memory, 17, 760-773.
- Advanced Analysis I & II (graduate)
- Attitudes and Persuasion (graduate)
- Biological Basis of Behaviour (undergraduate)
- Cognitive Psychology & Psycholinguistics (graduate)
- Social Cognition (undergraduate)
- Statistics for Psychology (undergraduate)
- Theory and Methods I (undergraduate)
Timothy D. Ritchie
3700 West 103rd St.
Department of Psychology
Saint Xavier University
Chicago, Illinois 60655
- Phone: 773-298-3759