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Ara Norenzayan, Ph.D. - Publications

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Vancouver, BC, Canada 

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2020 White CJ, Baimel A, Norenzayan A. How cultural learning and cognitive biases shape religious beliefs. Current Opinion in Psychology. 40: 34-39. PMID 32896727 DOI: 10.1016/j.copsyc.2020.07.033  0.32
2019 Lang M, Purzycki BG, Apicella CL, Atkinson QD, Bolyanatz A, Cohen E, Handley C, Kundtová Klocová E, Lesorogol C, Mathew S, McNamara RA, Moya C, Placek CD, Soler M, Vardy T, ... ... Norenzayan A, et al. Moralizing gods, impartiality and religious parochialism across 15 societies. Proceedings. Biological Sciences. 286: 20190202. PMID 30836871 DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2019.0202  1
2018 Gervais WM, Norenzayan A. Analytic atheism revisited. Nature Human Behaviour. 2: 609. PMID 31346274 DOI: 10.1038/s41562-018-0426-0  1
2018 White CJM, Norenzayan A, Schaller M. The Content and Correlates of Belief in Karma Across Cultures. Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin. 146167218808502. PMID 30554555 DOI: 10.1177/0146167218808502  1
2018 McNamara RA, Willard AK, Norenzayan A, Henrich J. Weighing outcome vs. intent across societies: How cultural models of mind shape moral reasoning. Cognition. 182: 95-108. PMID 30227333 DOI: 10.1016/j.cognition.2018.09.008  1
2018 Buchtel EE, Ng LCY, Norenzayan A, Heine SJ, Biesanz JC, Chen SX, Bond MH, Peng Q, Su Y. A Sense of Obligation: Cultural Differences in the Experience of Obligation. Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin. 146167218769610. PMID 29742994 DOI: 10.1177/0146167218769610  1
2018 Purzycki BG, Ross CT, Apicella C, Atkinson QD, Cohen E, McNamara RA, Willard AK, Xygalatas D, Norenzayan A, Henrich J. Material security, life history, and moralistic religions: A cross-cultural examination. Plos One. 13: e0193856. PMID 29513766 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0193856  1
2018 Purzycki BG, Pisor AC, Apicella C, Atkinson Q, Cohen E, Henrich J, McElreath R, McNamara RA, Norenzayan A, Willard AK, Xygalatas D. The cognitive and cultural foundations of moral behavior Evolution and Human Behavior. 39: 490-501. DOI: 10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2018.04.004  1
2017 Willard AK, Norenzayan A. "Spiritual but not religious": Cognition, schizotypy, and conversion in alternative beliefs. Cognition. 165: 137-146. PMID 28544975 DOI: 10.1016/j.cognition.2017.05.018  0.92
2017 Purzycki BG, Henrich J, Apicella C, Atkinson QD, Baimel A, Cohen E, McNamara RA, Willard AK, Xygalatas D, Norenzayan A. The evolution of religion and morality: a synthesis of ethnographic and experimental evidence from eight societies Religion, Brain & Behavior. 8: 101-132. DOI: 10.1080/2153599X.2016.1267027  1
2016 Purzycki BG, Apicella C, Atkinson QD, Cohen E, McNamara RA, Willard AK, Xygalatas D, Norenzayan A, Henrich J. Cross-cultural dataset for the evolution of religion and morality project. Scientific Data. 3: 160099. PMID 27824332 DOI: 10.1038/sdata.2016.99  1
2016 Willard AK, Henrich J, Norenzayan A. Memory and Belief in the Transmission of Counterintuitive Content. Human Nature (Hawthorne, N.Y.). PMID 27100109 DOI: 10.1007/s12110-016-9259-6  1
2016 Norenzayan A, Shariff AF, Gervais WM, Willard AK, McNamara RA, Slingerland E, Henrich J. Parochial prosocial religions: Historical and contemporary evidence for a cultural evolutionary process. The Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 39: e29. PMID 26948747 DOI: 10.1017/S0140525X15000655  1
2016 Purzycki BG, Apicella C, Atkinson QD, Cohen E, McNamara RA, Willard AK, Xygalatas D, Norenzayan A, Henrich J. Moralistic gods, supernatural punishment and the expansion of human sociality. Nature. PMID 26863190 DOI: 10.1038/nature16980  1
2016 McNamara RA, Norenzayan A, Henrich J. Supernatural punishment, in-group biases, and material insecurity: experiments and ethnography from Yasawa, Fiji Religion, Brain and Behavior. 6: 34-55. DOI: 10.1080/2153599X.2014.921235  1
2015 Shariff AF, Norenzayan A. A question of reliability or of boundary conditions? Comment on Gomes and McCullough (2015). Journal of Experimental Psychology. General. 144: e105-6. PMID 26595843 DOI: 10.1037/xge0000111  1
2015 Norenzayan A. Theodiversity. Annual Review of Psychology. PMID 26393871 DOI: 10.1146/annurev-psych-122414-033426  1
2015 Shariff AF, Willard AK, Andersen T, Norenzayan A. Religious Priming: A Meta-Analysis With a Focus on Prosociality. Personality and Social Psychology Review : An Official Journal of the Society For Personality and Social Psychology, Inc. PMID 25673322 DOI: 10.1177/1088868314568811  1
2015 Norenzayan A. Big questions about Big Gods: response and discussion Religion, Brain and Behavior. 5: 327-342. DOI: 10.1080/2153599X.2014.928359  1
2014 Norenzayan A, Shariff AF, Gervais WM, Willard AK, McNamara RA, Slingerland E, Henrich J. The Cultural evolution of Prosocial Religions. The Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 1-86. PMID 26785995 DOI: 10.1017/S0140525X14001356  1
2014 Norenzayan A. Does religion make people moral? Behaviour. 151: 365-384. DOI: 10.1163/1568539X-00003139  1
2013 Willard AK, Norenzayan A. Cognitive biases explain religious belief, paranormal belief, and belief in life's purpose. Cognition. 129: 379-91. PMID 23974049 DOI: 10.1016/j.cognition.2013.07.016  1
2013 Norenzayan A, Gervais WM. The origins of religious disbelief. Trends in Cognitive Sciences. 17: 20-5. PMID 23246230 DOI: 10.1016/j.tics.2012.11.006  1
2013 Norenzayan A. Cultural variation in reasoning Biological and Cultural Bases of Human Inference. 71-95. DOI: 10.4324/9780203774908  0.64
2013 Norenzayan A, Gervais WM. Secular rule of law erodes believers’ political intolerance of atheists Religion, Brain and Behavior. 5: 3-14. DOI: 10.1080/2153599X.2013.794749  1
2013 Norenzayan A. Big gods: How religion transformed cooperation and conflict Big Gods: How Religion Transformed Cooperation and Conflict. 1-248.  1
2012 Norenzayan A, Gervais WM, Trzesniewski KH. Mentalizing deficits constrain belief in a personal God. Plos One. 7: e36880. PMID 22666332 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0036880  1
2012 Gervais WM, Norenzayan A. Analytic thinking promotes religious disbelief. Science (New York, N.Y.). 336: 493-6. PMID 22539725 DOI: 10.1126/science.1215647  1
2012 Gervais WM, Norenzayan A. Reminders of secular authority reduce believers' distrust of atheists. Psychological Science. 23: 483-91. PMID 22477103 DOI: 10.1177/0956797611429711  1
2012 Norenzayan A, Gervais WM. The Cultural Evolution of Religion Creating Consilience: Integrating the Sciences and the Humanities. DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794393.003.0014  1
2012 Buchtel EE, Norenzayan A. Thinking across cultures: Implications for dual processes In Two Minds: Dual Processes and Beyond. DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230167.003.0010  1
2012 Norenzayan A. The God issue: Religion is the key to civilisation New Scientist. 213: 42-44. DOI: 10.1016/S0262-4079(12)60705-2  1
2012 Gervais WM, Norenzayan A. Like a camera in the sky? Thinking about God increases public self-awareness and socially desirable responding Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. 48: 298-302. DOI: 10.1016/j.jesp.2011.09.006  1
2011 Gervais WM, Shariff AF, Norenzayan A. Do you believe in atheists? Distrust is central to anti-atheist prejudice. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 101: 1189-206. PMID 22059841 DOI: 10.1037/a0025882  1
2011 Norenzayan A. Behavior. Explaining human behavioral diversity. Science (New York, N.Y.). 332: 1041-2. PMID 21617064 DOI: 10.1126/science.1207050  1
2011 Shariff AF, Norenzayan A. Mean gods make good people: Different views of god predict cheating behavior International Journal For the Psychology of Religion. 21: 85-96. DOI: 10.1080/10508619.2011.556990  1
2011 Gervais WM, Willard AK, Norenzayan A, Henrich J. The Cultural Transmission Of Faith: Why innate intuitions are necessary, but insufficient, to explain religious belief Religion. 41: 389-410. DOI: 10.1080/0048721X.2011.604510  1
2011 Nisbett RE, Peng K, Choi I, Norenzayan A, Zhamkochyan MS, Magun VS. Culture and systems of thought: Comparison of holistic and analytic cognition Psikhologicheskii Zhurnal. 32: 55-86.  1
2010 Ginges J, Hansen I, Norenzayan A. Religious belief, coalitional commitment, and support for suicide attacks Evolutionary Psychology. 8: 346-349. PMID 22947804  1
2010 Henrich J, Heine SJ, Norenzayan A. Most people are not WEIRD. Nature. 466: 29. PMID 20595995 DOI: 10.1038/466029a  1
2010 Henrich J, Heine SJ, Norenzayan A. The weirdest people in the world? The Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 33: 61-83; discussion 83. PMID 20550733 DOI: 10.1017/S0140525X0999152X  1
2010 Norenzayan A, Lee A. It was meant to happen: explaining cultural variations in fate attributions. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 98: 702-20. PMID 20438219 DOI: 10.1037/a0019141  1
2010 Falk CF, Dunn EW, Norenzayan A. Cultural variation in the importance of expected enjoyment for decision making Social Cognition. 28: 609-629. DOI: 10.1521/soco.2010.28.5.609  1
2010 Henrich J, Heine SJ, Norenzayan A. Beyond WEIRD: Towards a broad-based behavioral science Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 33: 111-135. DOI: 10.1017/S0140525X10000725  1
2009 Ginges J, Hansen I, Norenzayan A. Religion and support for suicide attacks. Psychological Science. 20: 224-30. PMID 19170938 DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9280.2009.02270.x  1
2009 Norenzayan A, Shariff AF, Gervais WM. The evolution of religious misbelief Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 32: 531-532. DOI: 10.1017/S0140525X09991312  1
2009 Norenzayan A, Dar-Nimrod I, Hansen IG, Proulx T. Mortality salience and religion: Divergent effects on the defense of cultural worldviews for the religious and the non-religious European Journal of Social Psychology. 39: 101-113. DOI: 10.1002/ejsp.482  1
2008 Norenzayan A, Shariff AF. The origin and evolution of religious prosociality. Science (New York, N.Y.). 322: 58-62. PMID 18832637 DOI: 10.1126/science.1158757  1
2008 Heine SJ, Buchtel EE, Norenzayan A. What do cross-national comparisons of personality traits tell us? The case of conscientiousness. Psychological Science. 19: 309-13. PMID 18399880 DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9280.2008.02085.x  1
2008 Norenzayan A, Hansen IG, Cady J. An angry volcano? Reminders of death and anthropomorphizing nature Social Cognition. 26: 190-197. DOI: 10.1521/soco.2008.26.2.190  1
2008 Shariff AF, Cohen AB, Norenzayan A. The devil's advocate: Secular arguments diminish both implicit and explicit religious belief Journal of Cognition and Culture. 8: 417-423. DOI: 10.1163/156853708X358245  1
2008 Buchtel EE, Norenzayan A. Which should you use, intuition or logic? Cultural differences in injunctive norms about reasoning Asian Journal of Social Psychology. 11: 264-273. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-839X.2008.00266.x  1
2008 Choi I, Choi JA, Norenzayan A. Culture and Decisions Blackwell Handbook of Judgment and Decision Making. 504-524. DOI: 10.1002/9780470752937.ch25  1
2007 Shariff AF, Norenzayan A. God is watching you: priming God concepts increases prosocial behavior in an anonymous economic game. Psychological Science. 18: 803-9. PMID 17760777 DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9280.2007.01983.x  1
2006 Heine SJ, Norenzayan A. Toward a Psychological Science for a Cultural Species. Perspectives On Psychological Science : a Journal of the Association For Psychological Science. 1: 251-69. PMID 26151632 DOI: 10.1111/j.1745-6916.2006.00015.x  1
2006 Norenzayan A, Atran S, Faulkner J, Schaller M. Memory and mystery: the cultural selection of minimally counterintuitive narratives. Cognitive Science. 30: 531-53. PMID 21702824 DOI: 10.1207/s15516709cog0000_68  1
2006 Norenzayan A, Hansen IG. Belief in supernatural agents in the face of death. Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin. 32: 174-87. PMID 16382080 DOI: 10.1177/0146167205280251  1
2006 Norenzayan A. Evolution and transmitted culture Psychological Inquiry. 17: 123-128.  1
2005 Norenzayan A, Heine SJ. Psychological universals: what are they and how can we know? Psychological Bulletin. 131: 763-84. PMID 16187859 DOI: 10.1037/0033-2909.131.5.763  1
2004 Atran S, Norenzayan A. Religion's evolutionary landscape: counterintuition, commitment, compassion, communion. The Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 27: 713-30; discussion 7. PMID 16035401 DOI: 10.1017/S0140525X04000172  1
2004 Atran S, Norenzayan A. Why minds create gods: Devotion, deception, death, and arational decision making Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 27: 754-770. DOI: 10.1017/S0140525X04470174  1
2002 Norenzayan A, Smith EE, Kim BJ, Nisbett RE. Cultural preferences for formal versus intuitive reasoning Cognitive Science. 26: 653-684. DOI: 10.1016/S0364-0213(02)00082-4  1
2002 Norenzayan A, Choi I, Nisbett RE. Cultural similarities and differences in social inference: Evidence from behavioral predictions and lay theories of behavior Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. 28: 109-120.  1
2001 Nisbett RE, Peng K, Choi I, Norenzayan A. Culture and systems of thought: holistic versus analytic cognition. Psychological Review. 108: 291-310. PMID 11381831 DOI: 10.1037//0033-295X.108.2.291  1
2001 Levine RV, Norenzayan A, Philbrick K. Cross-cultural differences in helping strangers Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. 32: 543-560.  1
2000 Norenzayan A, Nisbett RE. Culture and causal cognition Current Directions in Psychological Science. 9: 132-135.  1
1999 Norenzayan A, Schwarz N. Telling what they want to know: Participants tailor causal attributions to researchers' interests European Journal of Social Psychology. 29: 1011-1020. DOI: 10.1002/(SICI)1099-0992(199912)29:8<1011::AID-EJSP974>3.0.CO;2-A  1
1999 Levine RV, Norenzayan A. The pace of life in 31 countries Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. 30: 178-205.  1
1999 Choi I, Nisbett RE, Norenzayan A. Causal Attribution Across Cultures: Variation and Universality Psychological Bulletin. 125: 47-63.  1
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