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Hoogeveen, S., Sarafoglou, A., … White, C. J. M., …van Elk, M., Wagenmakers, E. (In press). Many-Analysts Approach to the Relation Between Religiosity and Well-being.  Religion, Brain, & Behavior. doi: 10.1080/2153599X.2022.2070255


White, C. J. M., Schaller, M., Abraham, E., Rottman, J. (In press). Navigating between punishment, avoidance, and instruction: The form and function of responses to moral violations varies across adult and child transgressors.  Cognition, 223, 105048. doi: 10.1016/j.cognition.2022.105048 PDF


White, C. J. M., & Norenzayan, A. (2022).  Karma and God: Convergent and divergent mental representations of supernatural norm enforcement.  Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 14(1), 70–85. doi:  10.1037/rel0000436 PDF


White, C. J. M., Muthukrishna, M., & Norenzayan., A. (2021).  Cultural similarity among co-religionists within and between countries.  PNAS, 118 (37): e2109650118. doi: 10.1073/pnas.2109650118 PDF


Baimel, A., White, C. J. M., Sarkissian, H. & Norenzayan, A. (2021).  How is analytical thinking related to religious belief?  A test of three theoretical models.  Religion, Brain, and Behavior, 11 (3): 239-260. doi:  10.1080/2153599X.2021.1878259 PDF


White, C. J. M., Willard, A.K., Baimel, A., & Norenzayan, A. (2021).  Cognitive pathways to belief in karma and belief in God. Cognitive Science, 45(1): e12935.  doi: 10.1111/cogs.12935 PDF


​​White, C. J. M., Baimel, A., & Norenzayan, A. (2021).  How cultural learning and cognitive biases shape religious beliefs.  Current Opinion in Psychology, 40, 34-39.  doi: 10.1016/j.copsyc.2020.07.033 PDF

White, C. J. M., Schaller, M., & Norenzayan, A. (2020).  How strongly do moral character inferences predict forecasts of the future?  Testing the moderating roles of transgressor age, implicit personality theories, and belief in karma. PLoS ONE, 15(12): e0244144. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0244144

White, C. J. M., Kelly, J. M., Shariff, A. F., & Norenzayan, A. (2019).  Supernatural norm enforcement: Thinking about karma and God reduces selfishness among believers.  Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 84, 103797. doi: 10.1016/j.jesp.2019.03.008  PDF


White, C. J. M., & Norenzayan, A. (2019). Belief in karma: How cultural evolution, cognition, and motivations shape belief in supernatural justice. In J. M. Olson (Ed.), Advances in Experimental Social Psychology (Vol. 60, pp. 1–63). doi: 10.1016/bs.aesp.2019.03.001  PDF


White, C. J. M., Norenzayan, A., & Schaller, M. (2019).  The content and correlates of belief in Karma across cultures.  Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 45, 1184-1201.  doi: 10.1177/0146167218808502  PDF


White, C. J. M., & Schaller, M.  (2018).  Are children perceived to be morally exceptional? Different sets of psychological variables predict adults’ moral judgments about adults and about young children. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 44, 1147 – 1162.  doi: 10.1177/0146167218760800  PDF


Hofer, M. K., Buckels, E. E., White, C. J. M., Beall, A. T., and Schaller, M. (2018).  Individual differences in activation of the parental care motivational system: An empirical distinction between protection and nurturance.  Social Psychological and Personality Science.  doi: 10.1177/1948550617728994  PDF


White, C., Baimel, A., & Norenzayan, A. (2017).  What are the causes and consequences of belief in karma?. Religion, Brain, and Behavior, 7(4), 339 – 342.  doi: 10.1080/2153599X.2016.1249921  PDF

Under Review

White, C. J. M., Dean, C. M., Laurin, K. (2022). Do reminders of God increase willingness to take risks? Revise & resubmit.


Hofer, M. K., Lai, A., White, C.J.M., & Schaller, M. (2022).  Does caring breed contempt?: The impact of temporary activation of a “parental” mindset on moral judgments.  Manuscript under review.


White, C. J. M., Mosley, A. J., & Heiphetz, L. (2022). Attitudes towards curiosity about religion.  Manuscript under review.


White, C. J. M., Johnson, K. A., & Mirbozorgi, B. (2022). Unique cognitive and emotional profiles of interpersonal gratitude and spiritual gratitude. Manuscript under review.

Manuscripts in preparation

Pasek, M. H., Kelly, J. M., Shackleford, C., White, C.J.M., Vishkin, A., Smith, J., Norenzayan, A., Shariff, A., & Ginges, J. (2022). Belief in moralizing gods encourages prosociality towards religious outgroups. Manuscript in preparation.


Salvador, C. E., White, C. J. M., & Ai, T. (2022).  Who is your biggest critic? Cultural variation in moral judgements of the self and others.  Manuscript in preparation.


White, C. J. M., Johnson, K. A., Mirbozorgi, B., & Stewart, B. (2022).  Varieties of spiritual gratitude: Differences between emotional responses to blessing from God, karma, and human benefactors.  Manuscript in preparation.


White, C. J. M., Billet, M. I., Stewart, B., & Norenzayan, A. (2022). The role of anthropomorphism, spirituality, and gratitude in pro-environmental attitudes.  Manuscript in preparation.

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