Nick Stauner

Nick Stauner is a postdoctoral scholar and co-leader of the Understanding Supernatural Attributions project (Templeton Foundation grant #59916) at Case Western Reserve University.  His research interests include existential psychology, values and motives, psychology of philosophy and nonreligion, religious/spiritual struggles, and quantitative methodology in self-report research.  He has coauthored several articles and book chapters about original research and reviews of psychological theories of religious/spiritual beliefs and experiences.

Contributions by Nick Stauner


Could Empathy Encourage Hyperactive Authority Detection?

Misplaced Faith? an interview with Professor Luke Galen, inspires some interesting speculations that I’ll offer in response. First, the mention of gender differences in the context of individual differences in the “sensus divinitatis” and agency detection is potentially important.



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