2020 - Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada Academy of Social Sciences
His primary scientific interests are in Social psychology, Epistemology, Cognitive psychology, Religiosity and Prosocial behavior. His studies in Social psychology integrate themes in fields like Categorization and Belief in God. Ara Norenzayan interconnects Cultural psychology and Moral reasoning in the investigation of issues within Categorization.
His Epistemology research is multidisciplinary, incorporating elements of Cross-cultural, Sociocultural evolution and Cognitive science. His Cognitive psychology study combines topics in areas such as Causation, Object and Rationality. His Prosocial behavior research incorporates elements of Empirical evidence, Facilitator and Morality.
His main research concerns Social psychology, Sociocultural evolution, Epistemology, Cognitive psychology and Morality. His studies deal with areas such as Social cognition and Belief in God as well as Social psychology. Ara Norenzayan studied Sociocultural evolution and Faith that intersect with Cognitive science of religion.
The Atheism research Ara Norenzayan does as part of his general Epistemology study is frequently linked to other disciplines of science, such as Scientific study, therefore creating a link between diverse domains of science. His work carried out in the field of Cognitive psychology brings together such families of science as Dialectic, Cognitive style and Behavioural sciences. His Behavioural sciences research is multidisciplinary, relying on both Categorization and Moral reasoning.
Social psychology, Morality, Karma, Sociocultural evolution and Prosocial behavior are his primary areas of study. His Social psychology research incorporates themes from Dualism, Mentalization and Social cognition. His Sociocultural evolution study combines topics from a wide range of disciplines, such as Epistemology, Animism and Set.
As part of one scientific family, Ara Norenzayan deals mainly with the area of Cultural psychology, narrowing it down to issues related to the Evolutionary psychology, and often Behavioural sciences. His study focuses on the intersection of Cultural learning and fields such as Cultural transmission in animals with connections in the field of Cognitive psychology. His studies in Cognitive psychology integrate themes in fields like Cognitive style and Intuition.
Ara Norenzayan mainly focuses on Social psychology, Prosocial behavior, Morality, Sociocultural evolution and Behavioural sciences. His research integrates issues of Empirical evidence and Mentalization in his study of Social psychology. His Prosocial behavior study integrates concerns from other disciplines, such as Punishment, Economic game and Ethnography.
His Sociocultural evolution research includes elements of Animism, Interpersonal relationship, Faith and Empirical research. The study incorporates disciplines such as Cultural transmission in animals, Cognitive psychology, Cultural learning and Counterintuitive in addition to Behavioural sciences. The Cognitive psychology study which covers Evolutionary psychology that intersects with Cross-cultural studies.
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The WEIRDest People in the World
Joseph Henrich;Steven J. Heine;Ara Norenzayan.
Culture and systems of thought: holistic versus analytic cognition.
Richard E. Nisbett;Kaiping Peng;Incheol Choi;Ara Norenzayan.
Psychological Review (2001)
Most people are not WEIRD
Joseph Henrich;Steven J. Heine;Ara Norenzayan.
Causal attribution across cultures: Variation and universality.
Incheol Choi;Richard E. Nisbett;Ara Norenzayan.
Psychological Bulletin (1999)
God Is Watching You Priming God Concepts Increases Prosocial Behavior in an Anonymous Economic Game
Azim F. Shariff;Ara Norenzayan.
Psychological Science (2007)
The Origin and Evolution of Religious Prosociality
Ara Norenzayan;Azim F. Shariff.
Religion's evolutionary landscape: Counterintuition, commitment, compassion, communion
Scott Atran;Ara Norenzayan.
Behavioral and Brain Sciences (2004)
Big Gods: How Religion Transformed Cooperation and Conflict
The cultural evolution of prosocial religions.
Ara Norenzayan;Azim F. Shariff;Will M. Gervais;Aiyana K. Willard.
Behavioral and Brain Sciences (2016)
Psychological universals: what are they and how can we know?
Ara Norenzayan;Steven J. Heine.
Psychological Bulletin (2005)
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