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The Developing Belief Network (DBN) is a collaborative team of international researchers studying the development and diversity of religious cognition in 39 distinct cultural-religious settings around the world. We aim to bring DBN members together with the rest of the CDS community to discuss experiences and best practices of global multi-site research. We will begin with an introduction to the DBN and a Q&A with PIs about their experiences. We will host a panel of editors to share their insights regarding best practices for publishing multi-site research, and will present preliminary findings from our research into how religious contexts influence cognitive development. Attendees will be encouraged to share their own experiences in discussion groups designed to mix emerging scholars and established researchers and will share their own research during flash talk and poster sessions.

Hosts and Organizers

Dr. Allison J. Williams, Boston University
Dr. Jenny Nissel, Boston University
Dr. Ayse Payir, Boston University
Dr. Kara Weisman, University of California, Riverside
Dr. Maliki Ghossainy, Boston University
Dr. Rebekah Richert, University of California, Riverside
Dr. Kathleen Corriveau, Boston University

Thursday, March 21, 2024

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Pasadena Convention Center

Pasadena, California



Q&A #1: Experiences Collaborating in a Global Research Network

Florencia Anggoro

Eva Chen

Tamar Kushnir

Mahesh Srinivasan

Symposium #1: Children’s beliefs about religious entities and parental beliefs about religious learning

Jenny Nissel

Pearl Han Li

Kara Weisman

Allison Williams 


Roundtable discussions:

Tamer Amin 

Florencia Anggoro

Eva Chen

Audun Dahl

Kiki Ghossainy

Tamar Kushnir

Rebekah Richert

Mahesh Srinivasan 

Symposium #2: Children’s views of religion as a social category

Hannah Kramer

Boli Reyes-Jaquez

Abigail McLaughlin

Meltem Yucel


Flash Talks:

Angelica Carranza

Hea Jung Lee

Vivian Liu

Oya Serbest

Nina Ye

Q&A #2: How to Publish Multi-Site Research?

Stephanie Carlson

Kathleen Corriveau

Leher Singh

Breakfast, Lunch, afternoon refreshments, and all-day coffee service included.

Poster Session

Adine DeLeon

Elena Guerrero Galaz

Alison Garcia

Hea Jung Lee

Hannah Lunkenheimer

Ashley Marin

Ashley Missimo

Anthony Monroe

Jingyi Xu

Funding for this conference was provided by The John Templeton Foundation

and the University of California, Riverside 

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