Evolutionary and Cultural Psychologist
University of Kentucky
What He Studies
Why people believe what they believe about the world—focusing on the cognitive, evolutionary, and cultural forces that facilitate supernatural beliefs, and how these beliefs, in turn, affect cognition, evolution, and culture.
recent articles on Religion & Culture
in the news
New research finds a link between disbelief and unethical behavior is strongly lodged in Americans’ minds.
— Pacific Standard
Two psychologists, Will Gervais of the University of Kentucky and Ara Norenzayan of the University of British Columbia, hypothesize that people see atheists as not fearing punishment from a monitoring deity. And in the last few years they have demonstrated this belief to be the core of anti-atheist bias.
— Al Jazeera America