Willard., A & A. Baimel. (2018). Understanding the evolution of religion: An interdisciplinary approach. [Commentary]. Journal for the Cognitive Science of Religion.  [PDF]

Baimel, A., Birch, S., & A. Norenzayan. (2018). Coordinating bodies and minds: Behavioral synchrony fosters mentalizing. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 74, 281-290. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jesp.2017.10.008 . 
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Birch., S., Li., V., Ghrear, S., Haddock, T., Brosseau-Liard, P., Baimel, A. & M. Whyte. (2017). Perspectives on perspective taking: How children think about the minds of others. Advances in Child Development and Behavior, 52, 185-226.      [PDF]

Cohen, E., Baimel, A., & B. G. Purzycki. (2017). Religiosity and Resource Allocation in Marajó, Brazil. Religion, Brain and Behavior. https://doi.org/10.1080/2153599X.2016.1267029.    [PDF]

Purzycki, B., Norenzayan, A., Apicella, C., Atkinson, Q., Baimel, A., Cohen, E., McNamara, R., Willard, A., & J. Henrich. (2017). The Evolution of Religion and Morality: A Synthesis of Ethnographic and Experimental Evidence from Eight Societies. Religion, Brain and Behavior. https://doi.org/10.1080/2153599X.2016.1267027[PDF]

White, C., Baimel, A., & A. Norenzayan. (2017). What are the causes and consequences of belief in karma?. Religion, Brain and Behavior, 7, 339-342. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/2153599X.2016.1249921 .    [PDF]

Purzycki, B. G., & A. Baimel. (2016). Examining the Minds' of Gods. Religion: Mental Religion. Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan Reference USA.     [PDF]

Baimel, A., Severson, R. L., Baron, A. S., & S. Birch. (2015). Enhancing 'theory of mind' through behavioral synchrony. Frontiers in Psychology6:870. http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00870 .    [PDF]

Publications


Submitted & Forthcoming

Baimel, A., White, C. J. M., & A. Norenzayan. (Submitted). How is analytical thinking related to religious belief? A test of three theoretical models. [Pre-print] [OSF Repository]

van Mulukom, V., Baimel, A., Maraldi, E. O., Coleman, T. J. III, Farias, M. (Submitted). Knowing without knowing how: Intuitive cognitive style supports belief in psychic ability.

Ghrear, S., Baimel, A., Haddock, T., & S. Birch. (Submitted). Is Theory-of-Mind Research Cursed? The effect of the Curse of Knowledge bias on children’s false belief reasoning.

Birch, S., Severson, R., & A. Baimel. (Submitted). Discerning minds: Children's developing skepticism of an unjustifiably confident model.


Manuscripts

Baimel, A., Li, C., & A. Norenzayan. Cultural and cognitive contributions to environmental sacred values.

Baimel, A. & A. Norenzayan. Eco-spiritual beliefs and their contributions to moral concern for the natural world in American Christians.

Baimel, A., McNamara, R. A., Purzycki, B. G., Willard, A. K., & A. Norenzayan. How is mentalizing related to religious belief? A test of three models.

Baimel, A., Atkinson, Q., Cohen, E., Handley, C., Kundtová Klocová, E., Lesogorol, C., McNamara, R. A., Moya, C., Placek, C., Soler, M., Weigel, J., Willard, A. K., Xygalatas, D., & Purzycki, B. G. Material insecurity predicts greater commitment only to moralistic deities: Testing the existential security hypothesis of religious commitment in 14 societies.

Baimel, A. A p-curve analysis of the effects of behavioural synchrony on cooperation.

Baimel, A., Severson, R. L, & S. Birch. The contributions of mentalizing to children's anthropomorphic tendencies.

Baimel, A., Norenzayan, A., & S. Heine. The threat of awe: Awe, uncertainty, and compensatory affirmation.   

Baimel, A., Juda, M., Birch, S., & J. Henrich. Cultural or Machiavellian Intelligence?


Conference
Presentations

Baimel, A. & B. G. Purzycki. (2019, May). Testing the existential security hypothesis of religious commitment in 14 societies. Talk presented at the Cultures of Unbelief Conference, Rome, Italy.

Baimel, A. (2019, March). Chair of the symposium “Current and Future Directions in the Psychology of Religion”, International Convention of Psychological Science, Paris, France.

Baimel, A. (2019, March). The contributions of eco-spirituality to pro-environmentalism. Talk presented at the International Convention of Psychological Science, Paris, France.

Baimel, A. (2019, January). The contributions of eco-spirituality. Invited talk presented at the Centre for Culture and Evolution, Brunel University London.

Baimel, A. (2018, November). Environmental Sacred Values. Invited talk presented at the Brain, Belief and Behavior Lab, Coventry University, UK.

Severson, R., Baimel, A., & S. Birch (2017, October). When is confidence a justified credibility cue? Poster presented at the 2017 Biennial meeting of the Cognitive Development Society in Portland, Oregon.

Baimel, A., Juda, M., Birch, S., & J. Henrich (2017, September). Cultural or Machiavellian Intelligence? Talk presented at the 2017 Inaugural meeting of the Cultural Evolution Society in Jena, Germany.

Baimel, A. Severson, R., & S. Birch. (2017, April). Children and adult’s theory of mind supports anthropomorphic tendencies. Poster presented at the 2017 Biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development in Austin, Texas.

Birch., S., Baimel, A., & R. Severson (2017, April). Children and adult’s understanding of unjustified confidence. Poster presented at the 2017 Biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, in Austin, Texas.

Birch., S., Ghrear, S., Haddock., T., Li., V., Baimel., A. (2017, April). The Curse of Knowledge Bias in Children’s False Belief Reasoning and the Mechanisms Involved. Talk presented at the 2017 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, in Austin Texas.

Lau, P., Baimel, A., & S. Birch. (2017, March). Exploring a Novel Approach to Studying Perspective Taking in Children: A ‘Theory of Mind’ Task. Poster presented at the 2017 UBC Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference, in Vancouver, Canada.

Conde., J., Yanken, A., Baimel, A., & S. Heine. (2017, March). Awe and Meaning Maintenance: A Virtual Reality Study. Poster presented at the 2017 UBC Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference, in Vancouver, Canada.

Li., C., Baimel, A., & A. Norenzayan. (2017, March). Sacred Values and Pro-Environmental Behaviours. Poster presented at the 2017 UBC Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference, in Vancouver, Canada.

Baimel, A., & A. Norenzayan. (2017, January). Belief in super(human)natural minds. Poster presented at the 18th Annual Meeting for the Society for Personality and Social Psychology in San Antonio, Texas.

Baimel, A., & A. Norezayan. (2016, August). On mentalizing and belief. Poster presented at the 6th Biennial Meeting of the International Association for the Cognitive Science of Religion in Vancouver, Canada.

Baimel, A., McNamara, R., & A. Norenzayan. (2016, July). Connecting bodies and minds: Behavioural synchrony in collective ritual. Talk presented at the 28th Annual Meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society in Vancouver, Canada.

Baimel, A., McNamara, R., Willard, A., & B. Purzycki. (2016, February). Mentalizing and Religiosity in Three Different Countries. Talk presented at the 45th Annual Meeting of the Society for Cross Cultural Research in Portland, Oregon.

Baimel, A., Norenzayan, A., & S. Heine. (2016, January). Awe can make you awful: Awe, Meaning Threats, and Compensatory Affirmation. Poster presented at the 17th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology in San Diego, California.

Norenzayan, A., & A. Baimel. (2015, May). Why so devout? Untangling the Puzzle of American Religious Fervor. Talk presented at Kellogg, the Northwestern University Business School. Chicago, IL.

Baimel, A., Severson, R., Birch, S., & A. Norenzayan. (2015, May). Synchronous Ritual and Mental State Reasoning. Poster presented at the 2015 Plenary meeting of the Cultural Evolution of Religion Consortium: “Religion in text and on the ground” in Montreal, Canada.

Baimel, A. (2015, May). From keeping together in time, to keeping together in mind: Behavioral synchrony and mental state reasoning. Talk presented at the University of British Columbia’s Psychology Department’s 2015 Psychfest in Vancouver, Canada.

Baimel, A., Severson, R., & S. Birch. (2015, March). The ‘eyes’ have it: Reading the mind in the eyes of humans predicts anthropomorphism of animals. Talk presented at the 2015 Biennial Society for Research in Child Development Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Baimel, A., Severson, R., Birch, S., & A. Norenzayan. (2015, February). Behavioral Synchrony and Mental State Reasoning. Poster presented at the 16th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology in Long Beach, California.

Baimel, A., & A. Norenzayan. (2014, February). Synchrony promotes Theory of Mind. Poster presented at the 15th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology in Austin, Texas.

Baimel, A., Juda, M., Norenzayan, A., & J. Henrich (2012, March). Early exposure to religion predicts Theory of Mind development in young children. Talk presented at UBC’s 14th Annual Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference in Vancouver, Canada.