Adam Baimel is a PhD student in Psychology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. His research interests are varied but all circle around the broad topic of religion. His MA work explored how ritualized, specifically synchronous, behaviours can foster perspective taking in small groups of individuals. More recently, Adam has become interested in the experience of awe - and why it is that feeling awe makes individuals feel like they've experienced something meaningful. Adam is from Montreal, Quebec and completed his BA in Psychology and Religious Studies at UBC. Email: email@example.com
This past January, the Society for Personality and Social Psychology had its biggest turn out to date for its 17th Annual Convention in San Diego, California. Despite religion, as a broad category of research, all to often being missing in action in the psychological sciences, researchers embracing the study of religion were hard to miss throughout SPSP 2016. Conference report for The Religious Studies Project by Adam Baimel, University of British Columbia.