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Justin Barrett

President, Blueprint 1543

Justin L. Barrett is President of nonprofit Blueprint 1543, developing initiatives and scholarship at the intersection of religion and the sciences. He previously held positions at Fuller Graduate School of Psychology as Professor of Psychology and leading the Office for Science, Theology, and Religion, as well as the Thrive Center for Human Development prior to that. Prior to Fuller, he held a post as a senior researcher of the Centre for Anthropology and Mind and The Institute for Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology at Oxford University.

Barrett earned a BA in psychology from Calvin College and a PhD in experimental psychology (cognitive and developmental focus) from Cornell University. He served on the psychology faculties of Calvin College and the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), and as a research fellow of the Institute for Social Research.

Dr. Barrett is a founding editor of The Journal of Cognition & Culture and is the author of numerous articles and chapters concerning the cognitive science of religion.

Topic Series


Thriving with Stone Age Minds: Evolutionary Psychology, Christian Faith, and the Quest for Human Flourishing

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Why Would Anyone Believe in God? (Cognitive Science of Religion)

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Born Believers: The Science of Children's Religious Belief

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Cognitive Science, Religion, and Theology: From Human Minds to Divine Minds (Templeton Science and Religion Series)

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