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With two of m advisors, Jonathan Jong and Ralph W. Hood Jr.

Thomas J. Coleman III

In the fall of 2021 I recieved my PhD in psychology as a student under the supervision of Jonathan Jong in the Brain, Belief, and Behaviour research group at Coventry University in the United Kingdom. From August 2019 until May 2020 I was a Visiting Professor of Psychology at Grand Valley State University in Allendale Michigan. Starting in November 2020, I am currently a research associate in Konrad Talmont-Kaminski's Society & Cognition Unit at Bialystok University, as part of the EEA Norway Grant funded project, “Religion, Ideology, & Prosociality (RIP): Simulating Secularising Societies project. In general, 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.

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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".