Will M Gervais

Summary

Affiliation: University of British Columbia
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Reminders of secular authority reduce believers' distrust of atheists
    Will M Gervais
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
    Psychol Sci 23:483-91. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Analytic thinking promotes religious disbelief
    Will M Gervais
    University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Science 336:493-6. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Do you believe in atheists? Distrust is central to anti-atheist prejudice
    Will M Gervais
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
    J Pers Soc Psychol 101:1189-206. 2011
  4. doi request reprint Finding the faithless: perceived atheist prevalence reduces anti-atheist prejudice
    Will M Gervais
    University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 37:543-56. 2011
  5. doi request reprint The origins of religious disbelief
    Ara Norenzayan
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada
    Trends Cogn Sci 17:20-5. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Mere visual perception of other people's disease symptoms facilitates a more aggressive immune response
    Mark Schaller
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, 2136 West Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4, Canada
    Psychol Sci 21:649-52. 2010
  7. pmc Mentalizing deficits constrain belief in a personal God
    Ara Norenzayan
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    PLoS ONE 7:e36880. 2012
  8. ncbi request reprint The evolution of religious misbelief
    Ara Norenzayan
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada www psych ubc ca ara www psych ubc ca azim
    Behav Brain Sci 32:531-2. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Implied body action directs spatial attention
    Will M Gervais
    University of Denver, Denver, Colorado and University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Atten Percept Psychophys 72:1437-43. 2010

Detail Information

Publications9

  1. doi request reprint Reminders of secular authority reduce believers' distrust of atheists
    Will M Gervais
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
    Psychol Sci 23:483-91. 2012
    ..These findings contribute to theory regarding both the psychological bases of prejudices and the psychological functions served by gods and governments...
  2. doi request reprint Analytic thinking promotes religious disbelief
    Will M Gervais
    University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Science 336:493-6. 2012
    ..Although these findings do not speak directly to conversations about the inherent rationality, value, or truth of religious beliefs, they illuminate one cognitive factor that may influence such discussions...
  3. doi request reprint Do you believe in atheists? Distrust is central to anti-atheist prejudice
    Will M Gervais
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
    J Pers Soc Psychol 101:1189-206. 2011
    ..These 6 studies are the first to systematically explore the social psychological underpinnings of anti-atheist prejudice, and converge to indicate the centrality of distrust in this phenomenon...
  4. doi request reprint Finding the faithless: perceived atheist prevalence reduces anti-atheist prejudice
    Will M Gervais
    University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 37:543-56. 2011
    ..Furthermore, they suggest both novel directions for future prejudice research and potential interventions that could reduce a variety of prejudices...
  5. doi request reprint The origins of religious disbelief
    Ara Norenzayan
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada
    Trends Cogn Sci 17:20-5. 2013
    ..Religious belief and disbelief share the same underlying pathways and can be explained within a single evolutionary framework that is grounded in both genetic and cultural evolution...
  6. doi request reprint Mere visual perception of other people's disease symptoms facilitates a more aggressive immune response
    Mark Schaller
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, 2136 West Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4, Canada
    Psychol Sci 21:649-52. 2010
    ..These results provide the first empirical evidence that visual perception of other people's symptoms may cause the immune system to respond more aggressively to infection. Adaptive origins and functional implications are discussed...
  7. pmc Mentalizing deficits constrain belief in a personal God
    Ara Norenzayan
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    PLoS ONE 7:e36880. 2012
    ..Mentalizing also explained the robust and well-known, but theoretically debated, gender gap in religious belief wherein men show reduced religious belief (Studies 2-4)...
  8. ncbi request reprint The evolution of religious misbelief
    Ara Norenzayan
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada www psych ubc ca ara www psych ubc ca azim
    Behav Brain Sci 32:531-2. 2009
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  9. doi request reprint Implied body action directs spatial attention
    Will M Gervais
    University of Denver, Denver, Colorado and University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Atten Percept Psychophys 72:1437-43. 2010
    ..Validity effects were found only for the human-action stimuli. Overall, the results suggest that predictive simulations of action shift attention in action-consistent directions...