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Will Gervais

Will Gervais is an evolutionary and cultural psychologist whose research focuses on the cognitive, evolutionary and cultural forces that facilitate supernatural beliefs — and how these beliefs, in turn, affect cognition, evolution and culture. He works in the department of psychology at the University of Kentucky in Lexington and is director of the Beliefs and Morality […]

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Neil J. Kressel

Neil J. Kressel is a professor of psychology at William Patterson University in Wayne, N.J., and the author of Bad Faith: The Danger of Religious Extremism. His scholarship focuses on religion, psychology, prejudice and race relations, history, journalism, politics and political research. He is an expert on religious extremism and anti-Semitism.

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Todd W. Hall

Todd W. Hall is a professor of psychology at Biola University in La Mirada, Calif., and director of the Institute for Research on Psychology and Spirituality. He is co-author of Psychology in the Spirit: Contours of a Transformational Psychology.

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“Getting Into a Benefactor’s Head”

In a Nov. 8, 2012, Q-and-A with The New York Times, philanthropic psychologist Jen Shang discussed how understanding donor behavior can lead to increased contributions for nonprofit organizations.

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