|Cognitive Science of Religion|
Call for Proposals
This Group welcomes proposals for individual papers or sessions on any aspect of the cognitive science of religion. Topics of particular interest include:
The Group’s blog describes how proposals are evaluated and can be used as a forum for coordinating organized sessions or Research Forums.
This Group is dedicated to advancing cognitive scientific approaches to the study of religion in a critically informed, historically responsible manner. “Cognitive science” designates a broadly interdisciplinary approach to the study of the mind that integrates research from the neurosciences, psychology (including developmental, cognitive, evolutionary, and social psychology), anthropology, and philosophy. The main goal of this Group is to bring together cognitive scientists, historians of religion, ethnographers, empirically-oriented theologians, and philosophers of religion to explore applications of cognitive science to religious phenomena, as well as religious insights into the study of the human mind. We wish to consider ways in which historical and ethnographic data can be used to test theories and discuss theoretical and methodological concerns that are directly relevant to study design and data interpretation.
Anonymity of Review Process
Proposer names are visible to Chairs but anonymous to Steering Committee members.
Method of Submission