Thomas J. Coleman III
I am currently pursuing my PhD in psychology as a student in the Brain, Belief and Behaviour research group at Coventry University in the United Kingdom. Beginning in August 2019, I am a Visiting Professor of Psychology at Grand Valley State University in Allendale Michigan. I study the psychology and cognitive science of religion, focusing on both people who believe in gods (theists) and people who don't (atheists). Unorthodox and eclectic in both style and methodology, I can't seem to make up my mind and see no reason I should have to--jack of all trades master of none is better than one. Thus, my research interests blend disparate strands of scholarship from qualitative research, experimental methods, philosophy of science, evolutionary psychology, and anything else that catches my fancy.
With two of my advisors, Jonathan Jong and Ralph W. Hood Jr.
Things I'm involved in
Click on the picture above to hear a brief overview of my thesis research, as well as some of the interesting research I am currently undertaking as part of my PhD.
Dr. John Shook and I discuss atheism research on Humanist Matters.
Are all atheists the same? What "type" of atheist are you? Alongside my former professor and frequent collaborator, Dr. Christopher F. Silver, we investigated psychological differences between atheists.
Christopher Maute and I discuss the "naturalness of religious beliefs".