People

Research Coordinator of AnthroLab

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Jonathan Jong is an experimental psychologist whose research is mainly on the psychology of religion. In particular, he is interested in what motivates religious belief: what psychological needs—and especially what unconscious needs—might religious beliefs fulfill. He is a Research Fellow at Coventry University, and Deputy Director of the Brain, Belief and Behaviour group there.

For more information about Jonathan’s work, please visit jonathanjong.ninja.

Director of the Centre for Anthropology and Mind

Harvey Whitehouse is an anthropologist whose research focuses on the evolution of social complexity. One of the founders of the cognitive science of religion, Harvey is well known for his theory of “modes of religiosity,” which explains how the frequency and emotional intensity of collective rituals influence the scale and structure of religious organisations. He is Chair of Social Anthropology at the University of Oxford and a Professorial Fellow of Magdalen College.

For more information about Harvey’s work, please visit harveywhitehouse.com

Core Team Members

Michael Buhrmester
Senior Postdoctoral Researcher
University of Oxford

Oliver Scott Curry
Senior Postdoctoral Researcher
University of Oxford

Rohan Kapitány
Postdoctoral Researcher
University of Oxford

Christopher Kavanagh
Postdoctoral Researcher
University of Oxford

Justin Lane
Postdoctoral Researcher
Institute for the Bio-Cultural Study of Religion

Yo Nakawake
Postdoctoral Researcher
University of Oxford

Martha Newson
Postdoctoral Researcher
University of Oxford

Paul Reddish
Postdoctoral Researcher
National University of Singapore

Mark Stanford
Postdoctoral Researcher
University of Oxford

Aiyana Willard
Postdoctoral Researcher
University of Oxford

Emily Burdett
Research Associate
Coventry University

Valerie van Mulukom
Research Associate
Coventry University

Tara Tasuji
DPhil Candidate
University of Oxford

Gail Brown
Administrative Assistant
University of Oxford

Collaborators

John Alderdice (Harris Manchester College, Oxford); Scott Atran (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique); Brock Bastian (University of New South Wales); Tiago Soares Bortolini (Universidade Federal Rio de Janeiro); Adrian Cherney; Michael Cowan; Richard Davis; Robin Fitzgerald (University of Queensland); Karen Gonsalkorale (University of Sydney); Jamin Halberstadt (University of Otago); Jorge Dorfman Knijnik (Western Sydney University); Jonathan Lanman (Queen’s University Belfast); Cristine Legare (University of Texas in Austin); Ryan McKay (Royal Holloway); Elaine Reese (University of Otago); Silvio Ricardo da Silva (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais); William B. Swann (University of Texas in Austin); Eddie Tong (National University of Singapore); Rachel Watson-Jones (University of Texas in Austin); Fiona White (University of Sydney); Masaki Yuki (Hokkaido University)

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