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Travis Research Institute

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Cognition, Religion, and Culture

Justin Barrett, PhD

Office

Psychology Building 239
Fuller Theological Seminary
180 N. Oakland Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101-1714

Email

jbarrett@fuller.edu

Phone

626.584.5559

 

External Collaborators

Ryan Nichols, Cal State Fullerton
Adam Green, Azusa Pacific
Oliver Crisp, University of St. Andrews

Mission

Our lab scientifically investigates the origins and development of different forms of thought and expression that might be called “cultural” or “religious.” A particular emphasis is the cognitive science of religion.

PROJECT

Concepts of Gods Around the World

PROJECT

Religious Ritual Forms

PROJECT

Psychological Science Serving Theology

PROJECT

Cognitive Missiology

Recent Publications

Barrett, J. L. (in press). The Trouble with “Evolution of Religion.” Journal for the Cognitive Science of Religion.

Barrett, J. L., Shaw, R. D., Pfieffer, J., Grimes, J. (in press). Where the Gods Dwell: A Research Report. Journal of Cognition and Culture.

Barrett, J. L., Shaw, R. D., Pfieffer, J., Grimes, J., Foley, G. (in press). Good Gods Almighty: A report concerning divine attributes from a global sample. Journal of Cognition and Culture.

Barrett, J. L. (2017). Could we advance the science of religion (better) without the concept “religion”? Religion, Brain, and Behavior, 7(4): 282-284. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/2153599X.2016.1249926

Emmons, R. A., Hill, P. C., Barrett, J. L., and Kapic, K. M. (2017). Psychological and theological reflections on grace and its relevance for science and practice. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 9(3), 276-284. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/rel0000136

Recent Notable Funding
$1.4 million from the John Templeton Foundation for "On Human Natures: Psychological Science in the Service of Theology."

People

Faculty and Principal investigator

Justin Barrett

Justin L. Barrett

Professor of Psychology and Program Chair for PhD in Psychological Science (Non-Clinical)

BA, CALVIN COLLEGE
PHD, CORNELL UNIVERSITY
dan shaw

R. Daniel Shaw

Senior Professor of Anthropology and Translation

BA, MA, UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
PHD, UNIVERSITY OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Students

Kutter Callaway (SOP)
Joe Pfieffer (SIS)

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Contact Us
Staff

Jim Cummings, MDiv, MA
Research Administrator
jamescummings2@fuller.edu

Office Hours

Monday–Friday
8 am–5 pm

Address

Room 326
180 N. Oakland Ave

Pasadena, CA 91182