Azim and Stephanie’s new review article on morality and the religious mind now out in Trends in Cognitive Sciences
In collaboration with Jared Piazza at the University of Pennsylvania, Azim and Stephanie have published a new brief review article attempting to explain the differences in moral behavior and decision-making between religious believers and non-believers.
A pdf of the paper is available here.
The abstract is appended below:
Religions have come to be intimately tied to morality and much recent research has shown that theists and nontheists differ in their moral behavior and decision making along several dimensions. Here we discuss how these empirical trends can be explained by fundamental differences in group commitment, motivations for prosociality, cognitive styles, and meta-ethics. We conclude by elucidating key areas of moral congruence.