Please join us in congratulating UBC Psychology Professor Ara Norenzayan, recipient of a 2014–2015 James McKeen Cattell Fund Fellowship. The Fellowships allow recipients to extend their sabbatical periods from one semester to a full year. During his sabbatical, Norenzayan will investigate how the field of psychology can tackle religious diversity, including secular alternatives to religion. The challenges and opportunities this diversity poses for multicultural societies provide a wealth of untapped data about the evolutionary origins of religion and its influence on psychology. Norenzayan will be consolidating perspectives, findings, and emerging questions for an Annual Review of Psychology article.
Fellowships are awarded annually to North American university faculty committed to developing scientific research in psychology and its applications to improving human welfare by the Association of Psychological Science (APS). Read more on the APS website.