Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles





Richert, R.A., Saide, A.R., Lesage, K.A., & Shaman, N.J. (2016). The role of religious context in children's differentiating between God's mind and human minds. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 35, 37-57. doi: 10.1111/bjdp.12160 (PDF)

Richert, R.A., Shaman, N.J., Saide, A.R., & Lesage, K.A. (2016). Folding your hands helps God hear you: Prayer and anthropomorphism in parents and children. Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion, 27, 140-157. doi: 10.1163/9789004322035_010 (PDF)

Shaman, N.J., Saide, A.R., Lesage, K.A., & Richert, R.A. (2016). Who cares if I stand on my head when I pray? Social cognition and ritual inflexibility in preschoolers. Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion, 27, 122-139. doi: 10.1163/9789004322035_009 (PDF)

Lesage, K.A., & Richert, R.A. (In Press, 2021). Can God do the impossible? Anthropomorphism  and children's certainty that God can make impossible things possible. Accepted for publication to Cognitive Development. [Manuscript PDF] [Supplemental Materials PDF]

Book Chapters



Richert, R.A., & Lesage, K.A. (2019). Dualism revisited: Body vs. mind vs. soul. Invited chapter in D. J. Slone & W. W. McCorkle Jr. (Eds.), The Cognitive Science of Religion: A Methodological Introduction to Key Empirical Studies. New York, NY: Bloomsbury Academic. (PDF)

Richert, R.A., & Lesage, K.A. (2021). The nature of humans. Invited chapter in J. Barrett (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Science of Religion. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. (PDF)

Open & Collaborative Science

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