David Bradley, M.A., is a graduate student pursuing a Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH, where he lives with his wife and cat. He holds a B.A. in history and M.A. in mental health counseling, both from Boston College. His current research interests include the within-group differences among nonbelievers. His current daydreams include what his home office would look like as a Star Trek-themed baby bedroom.
Conference report for The Religious Studies Project by David Bradley, a PhD student at Case Western Reserve University. The American Psychological Association’s 123rd Annual Convention was held in Toronto, Ontario from August 6 through August 9, 2015. Conferences often have an organizing theme, but the APA Convention is simply too big to be focused on one or two themes.
Many of the religious “nones,” the term used to describe those who do not identify with a religion, have deeply held spiritual, mystical, or New Age beliefs that are antithetical to the values of Secular Humanism The motto of the Council for Secular Humanism is “Beyond atheism. Beyond agnosticism. Secular Humanism.” Yet, the Council for Secular Humanism is just one place beyond nonbelief that atheists and agnostics can go to explore what it means to be a nonbeliever.