Research Sites

Our 10 inaugural research teams are working with people from many religious and spiritual traditions in 30 field sites around the world.

SINGAPORE

PI: Kushnir

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New England,

UNITED STATES

PI: Corriveau

Antigonish,

Nova Scotia,

CANADA

PI: McAuliffe

Mexico City, MEXICO

PI: Richert

Yucatán, MEXICO

PI: Richert

Nottingham, England,

UNITED KINGDOM

PI: Burdett

Belfast,

Northern Ireland, 

UNITED KINGDOM,

& Dublin,

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND

PI: Dautel

Tripoli, Tyre,

Chouf Mountains,

Jounie and Keserawan, & Beirut, LEBANON

PI: Amin

Tel Aviv,

ISRAEL

PI: Srinivasan

Vadodara, Gujarat,

INDIA

PI: Srinivasan

Shanghai, CHINA

PI: Kushnir

Taipei, TAIWAN

PI: Corriveau

Mantaro Valley,

PERU

PI: McAuliffe

Tsimané villages &

Mosetén villages,

BOLIVIA

PI: Burdett

Kabarole,

UGANDA

PI: McAuliffe

SINGAPORE

PI: Kushnir

Jakarta,

INDONESIA

PI: Anggoro

Bali, INDONESIA

PI: Anggoro

Greater Tzaneen,

SOUTH AFRICA

PI: Tarullo

Antioquia,

COLOMBIA

PI: Corriveau

Mexico City, MEXICO

PI: Richert

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California, US • Mexico City & Yucatán, MEXICO 

Catholicism, Evangelical Christianity, Jehovah's Witnesses, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints;  traditional Mayan,  and other beliefs and practices

Rebekah Richert is is one of the primary investigators on the Developing Belief Network and is the Lead PI for this research team. She is a full professor of psychology and the director of the Childhood Cognition Lab at the University of California, Riverside. Learn more about her research here.

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Elizabeth Davis is an associate professor of psychology and the director of the Emotion Regulation Lab at the University of California, Riverside. She is a Co-PI for this team.

Learn more about her research here.

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Laura Shneidman is an assistant professor of psychology at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. She is a Co-PI for this team.

Learn more about her research here.

Kara Weisman is DBN's Postdoctoral Project Director  currently based out of the University of California, Riverside. Personal website: 

kgweisman.github.io

Learn more about her research here.

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Bolivar Reyes-Jaquez  is a DBN's Postdoctoral Research Associate currently based out of the University of California, Riverside

Learn more about his research here.

 

Nova Scotia, CANADA  •  Mantaro Valley, PERU  •  Kabarole, UGANDA

Catholicism, Evangelical Christianity, Anglican Christianity, Protestant Christianity, & other traditions

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Katherine McAuliffe is an assistant professor of psychology and the director of the Cooperation Lab at Boston College. She is the PI for this team. Learn more about her research here.

 

New England, US  •  Antioquia, COLOMBIA  •  Taipei and surrounding areas, TAIWAN

Many religious traditions

Kathleen Corriveau is one of the primary investigators on the Developing Belief Network and is the Lead PI for this research team.  She is a full professor of psychology and the director of the Social Learning Lab at Boston University. Learn more about her research here.

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Eva Chen is an associate professor in the College of Education at National Tsing Hua University in Hsinchu, Taiwan. She is Co-PI for this team. Learn more about her research here.

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Maliki Eyvonne Ghossainy   

is DBN's Senior Research Scientist  currently based out of Boston UniversityPersonal website: www.malikighossainy.comLearn more about her research here.

 

Nottingham, England, UK  •  Tsimané & Mosetén villages, Amazonia, BOLIVIA

Protestant Christianity, Catholicism, Islam, Evangelical Christianity, traditional beliefs, secularism, & other  traditions

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Emily Burdett is an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Nottingham and is the Lead PI for this team. Learn more about her research here.

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Michael Gurven is a professor of anthropology and chair of Integrative Anthropological Sciences at the University of California Santa Barbara.  He is a Co-PI for this team. Learn more about his research here.

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Helen Elizabeth Davis is a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University and is a Co-PI for this team. Learn more about her research here.

 
 

Belfast, Northern Ireland, UNITED KINGDOM  •  Dublin, REPUBLIC OF IRELAND

Protestant Christianity and Catholicism

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Jocelyn Dautel is a lecturer in the psychology at Queen's University Belfast and is the Lead PI for this team. Learn more about her research here.

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Laura Taylor is an assistant profesor in  psychology at University College Dublin. She is a Co-PI for this team. Learn more about her research here.

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Aidan Feeney is a professor of psychology at Queen's University Belfast and is a Co-PI for this team. Learn more about his research here.

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John Coley is Director of the Conceptual Organization, Reasoning, and Education Laboratory (CORE Lab) at Northeastern University and is a Co-PI for this team. Learn more about his research here.

Greater Tzaneen, SOUTH AFRICA

African Independent Church, Charismatic Evangelical Christianity, and traditional beliefs

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Amanda Tarullo is an associate professor of psychology and brain sciences at Boston University and is the Lead PI for this team. 

 

Learn more about her research here.

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Denise Evans is a principal researcher at the Health Economics and Epidemiology Research Office (HE2RO) and  a senior researcher at the University of the Witwatersrand. She is a Co-PI of this team. Learn more about her research here.

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Peter Rockers is an assistant professor of psychology at Boston University and Director of the Global Health Program Design, Monitoring and Evaluation certificate program. He is a Co-PI for this team. Learn more about his research here.

 

Vadodara, Gujarat, INDIA  •  Tel Aviv, ISRAEL

Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism

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Mahesh Srinivasan is an associate professor of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley and directs UC Berkeley Language and Cognitive Development Laboratory. He is the Lead PI for this team.  Learn more about his research here.

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Gil Diesendruck is a full professor of psychology and Director of the Language and Cognitive Development Laboratory at the Gonda Brain Research Center, and currently Head of the Interdisciplinary Unit, all at Bar-Ilan University, Israel. He is a Co-PI of this team. Learn more about his research here.

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Audun Dahl  is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is a Co-PI for this team.

Learn more about his research here.

 

Tripoli, Tyre, Chouf Mountains, Jounie and Keserwan, Koura, and Beirut, LEBANON

Sunni and Shia Islam; Druze faith; Maronite, Greek Orthodox, and Protestant Christianity

Tamer Amin is an associate professor and chair of the department of education at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon. He is the Lead PI for this research team.  Learn more about his research here.

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Maliki E. Ghossainy is Senior Research Scientist for the Developing Belief Network and is based at Boston University. She is Co-PI for this team.  

Learn more about her research here.

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SINGAPORE  •  Shanghai, CHINA

Many religious traditions

Tamar Kushnir is a professor in the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience at Duke University and director of the Early Childhood Cognition Laboratory. She is the Lead PI for this research team. 

Learn more about her research here.

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Shaun Nichols is a  professor of philosophy at Cornell University. He is a Co-PI for this research team.

Learn more about his research here.

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Yue Yu is a research scientist in the Centre for for Research in Child Development at Nanyang Technological University. He is a Co-PI for this research team. 

Learn more about his research here.

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Xin (Alice) Zhao is an associate professor of psychology and the director of the Culture and Child Development Lab at East China Normal University. She is a Co-PI for this research team. Learn more about her research here.

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Jakarta & Bali, INDONESIA

Islam, Hinduism, and various other religious traditions

Florencia Anggoro is an associate professor of psychology at the College of the Holy Cross. She is the Lead PI for this research team. Learn more about her research here.

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Benjamin Jee is an associate professor of psychology at Worcester State University. He is Co-PI for this team.

Learn more about his research here.

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Each team will work closely with additional collaborators, institutions, and research staff in the field.

Please check back for more information as the project develops.