New review paper on the Belief in God

New review paper on the Belief in God

Brett Mercier, Stephanie Kramer and Azim Shariff have a new paper out in Current Directions in Psychological Science that succinctly reviews the psychology literature on why people believe in God–and why some people don’t.   The paper is available here, and the abstract is pasted below: Belief in a god or gods is a central feature in the lives of billions of people and a topic of perennial interest within psychology. However,...

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The CaML moves to UBC

The CaML moves to UBC

Starting July 1st, the CaML will move to the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Azim will take up appointment as the Canada 150 Research Chair in Moral Psychology, and the Culture and Morality Lab will update its name to the Centre for Applied Moral Psychology. We’ll also be looking for a new lab manager to start this Fall. Details to...

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Our new paper on self-driving cars now out in Science

Our new paper on self-driving cars now out in Science

Azim’s new paper with Jean-François Bonnefon and Iyad Rahwan on the ethics of autonomous vehicles now out in Science. Paper is available here. Abstract below. Be sure to check out the accompanying website http://moralmachine.mit.edu/ to test your own ethical attitudes and design your own scenarios. Josh Greene’s perspective of the piece is available here.       Abstract Autonomous vehicles (AVs) should reduce traffic...

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Income mobility and inequality tolerance: new paper in Perspectives

Income mobility and inequality tolerance: new paper in Perspectives

  Azim’s new paper with Dylan Wiwad and Lara Aknin now published in Perspectives on Psychological Science. This paper looks at how the perception of income mobility makes people more tolerant of income inequality. Abstract below and paper available here. American politicians often justify income inequality by referencing the opportunities people have to move between economic stations. Though past research has shown associations...

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New paper on stereotypes about Christians and science performance in press at SPPS

New paper on stereotypes about Christians and science performance in press at SPPS

Our new research paper, Negative Stereotypes Cause Christians to Underperform in and Disidentify with Science, with collaborators Kimberly Rios and Rebecca Trotton, and CaML members Zhen Cheng and Azim Shariff  is now in press at Social and Personality Psychological Science. The paper shows how negative stereotypes about Christians’ performance in science can actually diminish their performance at analytical tasks and sap their interest...

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