Ara Norenzayan is professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia, and a co-director of UBC’s Centre for Human Evolution, Cognition, and Culture (HECC).
He has published widely on the evolutionary origins of religion, and the psychology of religious diversity in today’s globalized world. His groundbreaking research and findings have been featured in major national and international media, such as the BBC World Service, The New York Times Magazine, The Economist, Der Spiegel, The National Post, and the New Scientist, among others. He is the author of Big Gods: How Religion Transformed Cooperation and Conflict. He grew up in Beirut and lives in Vancouver with his family.
Contributions to HumansandNature.org:
- What Can Cultural Evolution Tell Us About the Human Conquest of the Planet?
A response to "What can evolution tell us about morality?"
- Big Gods: How Religion Transformed Cooperation and Conflict
A book by Ara Norenzayan
Listen to an interview with Ara Norenzayan from Wisconsin Public Radio's To the Best of Our Knowledge.