Rock Maze

Cognitive and Cultural Influences on Belief

Developing Belief Network

The Developing Belief Network is an international network of social scientists examining the development and diversity of religious cognition and behavior and studying variation in the acquisition and transmission of religious beliefs and practices.

Funded by The John Templeton Foundation, and representing a collaboration between the University of California, Riverside, Boston University, and Databrary, this research network builds on the principles of open and collaborative science and takes an international, cross-cultural, multi-method approach. Researchers can join the Developing Belief Network through an application process. The aim of our research network is to explore the development and diversity of religious cognition by using cutting-edge mixed-methods to conduct theoretically motivated, cross-cultural comparisons.