Schedule

Developing Belief:

Cognitive and Cultural Influences on Belief

 

Date: Friday, November 15, 2019

Time: 8:00am – 6:30pm

Location: Alumni and Visitors Center, University of California, Riverside

 

 

8:00 – 9:00          Arrive [breakfast provided]

 

9:00 – 9:30          Welcome

                                  Dr. Rebekah Richert (University of California, Riverside)

                                  Dean Milagros Peña (College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, University of California, Riverside)

 

9:30 – 10:00         Introductions

 

10:00 – 11:30         Developing Supernatural & Scientific Beliefs

 

                                   How Children's Cognitive Reflection Shapes Their Scientific Beliefs

                                   Dr. Andrew Shtulman (Occidental College)

 

                                  Belief in the Unseen: The Interaction of Cognition and Culture in the Development of Concepts of God and the Afterlife

                                  Dr. Melanie Nyhof (Northwestern College)

 

                                  Religious Differences in Children's Folk Beliefs about God

                                  Dr. Rebekah Richert (University of California, Riverside)

 

11:30 – 12:30         Lunch

12:30 – 2:00         Cognitive and Developmental Perspectives on Moral Beliefs

                                   The Spread of Essentialist Beliefs

                                   Dr. Marjorie Rhodes (New York University)

                                  Developmental Perspectives on Dishonesty

                                  Dr. Gail Heyman (University of California, San Diego)

 

                                  The Development of Reasoning about Religious Norms: Insights from Hindu and Muslim Children in India

                                  Dr. Mahesh Srinivasan (University of California, Berkeley)

 

2:00 – 2:15            Break

 

2:15 – 3:45             Reflections on Belief

 

                                  What is Different About Religious Norms

                                  Dr. Auden Dahl (University of California, Santa Cruz)

 

                                  Two Philosophical Theses about the Nature of Belief and Their Relevance to Empirical Research

                                  Dr. Eric Schwitzgebel (University of California, Riverside)

 

                                  The Agony and the Ecstasy: Abjection, Media, Belief

                                  Dr. Derek Burrill (University of California, Riverside)

 

 

3:45 – 4:00          Break

 

4:00 – 5:15           Social Construction of Belief

 

                                 Children's Conversations with Parents about Beliefs

                                 Dr. Maureen Callanan (University of California, Santa Cruz)

 

                                 The Role of Religious Exposure in Children's Conceptualization of What is Real and What is Possible

                                 Dr. Kathleen Corriveau (Boston University)

 

5:15 – 5:30          Closing Remarks

 

5:30 – 6:30         Reception

Abstracts

Derek A. Burrill
The Agony and the Ecstasy: Abjection, Media, Belief 
Maureen Callanan
Children’s Conversations with Parents about Beliefs 
Kathleen Corriveau
 
The Role of Religious Exposure in Children's Conceptualization of What is Real and What is Possible
Audun Dahl
What is Different About Religious Norms?
Gail Heyman
Developmental Perspectives on Dishonesty
Belief in the Unseen: The Interaction of Cognition and Culture in the Development of Concepts of God and the Afterlife

Melanie Nyhof

Marjorie Rhodes
 
The Spread of Essentialist Beliefs
Rebekah Richert
Religious Differences in Children's Folk Beliefs about God
Eric Schwitzgebel
 
Two Philosophical Theses about the Nature of Belief and
Their Relevance to Empirical Research
Andrew Shtulman
How Children’s Cognitive Reflection Shapes Their Scientific Beliefs
Mahesh Srinivasan
 
The Development of Reasoning about Religious Norms:
Insights from Hindu and Muslim Children in India

The Developing Belief Network is funded by The John Templeton Foundation, with additional support from the University of California, Riverside and Boston University, and involves a partnership with Databrary.

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