Biology and Philosophy

, Volume 19, Issue 5, pp 655–686 | Cite as

The cognitive and evolutionary psychology of religion

  • Joseph Bulbulia
Area review


The following reviews recent developments in the cognitive and evolutionary psychology of religion, and argues for an adaptationist stance.

Key words

cognitive psychology costly signalling evolution evolutionary psychology God religion ritual 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph Bulbulia
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  1. 1.Religious StudiesVictoria UniversityWellingtonNew Zealand

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