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Dr Aiyana Willard

Dr Aiyana Willard
Senior Lecturer in Psychology

McDonald, H., Babunashvili, M., Finn, A., Willard, A., Valmaggia, L., Chadwick, P. and et al. (2021) 'Positive schizotypy and the experience of creativity: The distinctive roles of suspiciousness and dispositional mindfulness'. Schizophrenia Research, 228 (February 2021). pp. 151 - 158. ISSN: 0920-9964 Open Access Link

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White, CJM., Willard, AK., Baimel, A. and Norenzayan, A. (2021) 'Cognitive Pathways to Belief in Karma and Belief in God'. Cognitive Science, 45 (1). pp. e12935. ISSN: 0364-0213

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Willard, A., Baimel, A., Turpin, H., Jong, J. and Whitehouse, H. (2020) 'Rewarding the good and punishing the bad: The role of karma and afterlife beliefs in shaping moral norms'. Evolution and Human Behavior, 41 (5). pp. 1 - 40. ISSN: 1090-5138 Open Access Link

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Wen, NJ., Willard, AK., Caughy, M. and Legare, CH. (2020) 'Watch me, watch you: ritual participation increases in-group displays and out-group monitoring in children'. Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences, 375 (1805). pp. 1 - 7. ISSN: 0962-8436 Open Access Link

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Callanan, MA., Legare, CH., Sobel, DM., Jaeger, GJ., Letourneau, S., McHugh, SR., et al. (2020) 'Exploration, Explanation, and Parent–Child Interaction in Museums'. Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, 85 (1). pp. 7 - 137. ISSN: 0037-976X

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Willard, A., Busch, JTA., Cullum, KA., Letourneau, SM., Sobel, DM., Callanan, M. and et al. (2019) 'Explain this, explore that: A study of parent-child interaction in a children’s museum'. Child Development, 90 (5). pp. e598 - e617. ISSN: 0009-3920 Open Access Link

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Willard, A., Cingl, L. and Norenzayan, A. (2019) 'Cognitive Biases and Religious Belief: A path model replication in the Czech Republic and Slovakia with a focus on anthropomorphism'. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 11 (1). pp. ? - ?. ISSN: 1948-5506 Open Access Link

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Lang, M., Purzycki, BG., Apicella, CL., Atkinson, QD., Bolyanatz, A., Cohen, E., et al. (2019) 'Moralizing gods, impartiality and religious parochialism across 15 societies'. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 286 (1898). pp. 1 - 10. ISSN: 0962-8452 Open Access Link

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Willard, AK. and McNamara, RA. (2019) 'The Minds of God(s) and Humans: Differences in Mind Perception in Fiji and North America'. Cognitive Science, 43 (1). pp. e12703 - e12703. ISSN: 0364-0213 Open Access Link

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Willard, AK. (2019) 'Agency detection is unnecessary in the explanation of religious belief'. Religion, Brain and Behavior, 9 (1). pp. 96 - 98. ISSN: 2153-599X

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McNamara, RA., Willard, AK., Norenzayan, A. and Henrich, J. (2018) 'Weighing Outcome vs. Intent Across Societies: How cultural models of mind shape moral reasoning'. Cognition, 182. pp. 95 - 108. ISSN: 0010-0277 Open Access Link

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Purzycki, BG., Pisor, AC., Apicella, C., Atkinson, Q., Cohen, E., Henrich, J., et al. (2018) 'The cognitive and cultural foundations of moral behavior'. Evolution and Human Behavior, 39 (5). pp. 490 - 501. ISSN: 1090-5138 Open Access Link

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Purzycki, BG., Ross, CT., Apicella, C., Atkinson, QD., Cohen, E., McNamara, RA., et al. (2018) 'Material security, life history, and moralistic religions: A cross-cultural examination'. PLoS ONE, 13 (3). pp. e0193856 - e0193856. ISSN: 1932-6203 Open Access Link

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Willard, AK. and Norenzayan, A. (2017) '“Spiritual but not religious”: Cognition, schizotypy, and conversion in alternative beliefs'. Cognition, 165. pp. 137 - 146. ISSN: 0010-0277 Open Access Link

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Purzycki, BG., Henrich, J., Apicella, C., Atkinson, QD., Baimel, A., Cohen, E., et al. (2017) 'The evolution of religion and morality: a synthesis of ethnographic and experimental evidence from eight societies'. Religion, Brain and Behavior, 8 (2). pp. 101 - 132. ISSN: 2153-599X

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Willard, AK. (2017) 'Religion and prosocial behavior among the Indo-Fijians'. Religion, Brain and Behavior, 8 (2). pp. 227 - 242. ISSN: 2153-599X

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Willard, AK. and Cingl, L. (2017) 'Testing theories of secularization and religious belief in the Czech Republic and Slovakia'. Evolution and Human Behavior, 38 (5). pp. 604 - 615. ISSN: 1090-5138 Open Access Link

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Purzycki, BG., Apicella, C., Atkinson, QD., Cohen, E., McNamara, RA., Willard, AK., et al. (2016) 'Cross-cultural dataset for the evolution of religion and morality project'. Scientific Data, 3 (1). pp. 160099. ISSN: 2052-4463 Open Access Link

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Willard, AK., Henrich, J. and Norenzayan, A. (2016) 'Memory and Belief in the Transmission of Counterintuitive Content'. Human Nature, 27 (3). pp. 221 - 243. ISSN: 1045-6767 Open Access Link

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Shariff, AF., Willard, AK., Muthukrishna, M., Kramer, SR. and Henrich, J. (2016) 'What is the association between religious affiliation and children's altruism?'. Current Biology, 26 (15). pp. R699 - R700. ISSN: 0960-9822

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Purzycki, BG. and Willard, AK. (2016) 'MCI theory: a critical discussion'. Religion, Brain and Behavior, 6 (3). pp. 207 - 248. ISSN: 2153-599X

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Willard, AK., Shariff, AF. and Norenzayan, A. (2016) 'Religious priming as a research tool for studying religion: Evidentiary value, current issues, and future directions'. Current Opinion in Psychology, 12. pp. 71 - 75. ISSN: 2352-250X

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Norenzayan, A., Shariff, AF., Gervais, WM., Willard, AK., McNamara, RA., Slingerland, E. and et al. (2016) 'The cultural evolution of prosocial religions'. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 39. pp. 1 - 19. ISSN: 0140-525X

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Purzycki, BG., Apicella, C., Atkinson, QD., Cohen, E., McNamara, RA., Willard, AK., et al. (2016) 'Moralistic gods, supernatural punishment and the expansion of human sociality'. Nature, 530 (7590). pp. 327 - 330. ISSN: 0028-0836

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Shariff, AF., Willard, AK., Andersen, T. and Norenzayan, A. (2015) 'Religious priming: A meta-analysis with a focus on prosociality'. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 20 (1). pp. 27 - 48. ISSN: 1088-8683

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Willard, AK. and Norenzayan, A. (2013) 'Cognitive biases explain religious belief, paranormal belief, and belief in life's purpose'. Cognition, 129 (2). pp. 379 - 391. ISSN: 0010-0277

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Gervais, WM., Willard, AK., Norenzayan, A. and Henrich, J. (2011) 'The Cultural Transmission Of Faith: Why innate intuitions are necessary, but insufficient, to explain religious belief'. Religion, 41 (3). pp. 389 - 410. ISSN: 0048-721X Open Access Link

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