Associate Professor of Psychology
University of Toronto
What He Studies
The neuroscience and psychology of self-control, prejudice and discrimination (focusing specifically on the psychological consequences of belonging to a stigmatized group), and neuroaffective markers of religious belief.
recent articles on religion & culture
in the news
While religion is exquisitely designed to bind people together, enabling them to trust and protect each other, denigrating outsiders can be the flip side of that trust—and that denigration can snuff out empathy fast. Now, brain imaging studies tell us that witnessing bad things happen to those outsiders can make people feel powerful and superior.
A growing number of scientists are aiming their most sophisticated machinery at religious cognition.
— Los Angeles Times
Department of Psychology
University of Toronto Scarborough
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Toronto, Ontario M1C 1A4