Mara McGuire

I am interested in the cognitive and brain sciences, and philosophy of emotions, with specific interests in the relation between emotions and moods, appraisal theories of emotion, and how we should adjudicate among emotion theories across the sciences and philosophy. Recently, I have started to consider questions regarding the measurement of emotions and the role of emotions in psychiatric “disorders.” Before Pitt, I received a B.S. in Chemistry and Philosophy from Creighton University, an M.A. in Philosophy from Georgia State University, and held a research fellowship in philosophy and neuroscience with John Bickle at Mississippi State University.