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*ALL PUBLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE FROM MY ACADEMIA HOMEPAGE*

https://csun.academia.edu/ClaireWhite

Books:

White, C. (2021). An Introduction to the Cognitive Science of Religion: Connecting Evolution, Brain, Cognition, and Culture.  London: Routledge.

Available on Amazon, here: 

https://www.amazon.com/Introduction-Cognitive-Science-Religion-Connecting/dp/113854146X/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Claire+White+an+introduction&qid=1613441776&sr=8-1

 

Journal articles:

White, C. & Farias, M. (2023). Past Life Meditation Decreases Existential Death Anxiety and Increases Meaning in Life among Individuals Who Believe in the Paranormal. Journal of Cognition and Culture, 23, 338–356. 

White, C. (2022). Five Important Issues: A Response to Commentaries on An Introduction to the Cognitive Science of Religion. Journal for the Cognitive Science of Religion, 7, 98-110.

White, C., Marin, M. & Fessler, M.T. (2022). The Dead May Kill You: Do Ancestor Beliefs Promote Cooperation in Traditional Small-scale Societies? Journal of Cognition and Culture, 22, 294-323.

White, C. & Fessler, D.M.T. (2018). An Evolutionary Account of Vigilance in Grief. Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health, 1, 34-42.

 

White, C., Kinsella, M. & Bering, J.M. (2017).  How to Know You've Survived Death: A Cognitive Account of the Popularity of Contemporary Post-mortem Survival Narratives. Method and Theory in the Study of Religion, 1-21.

 

White, C. (2017). Who Wants to Live Forever? Explaining the Cross-Cultural Recurrence of Reincarnation Beliefs. Journal of Cognition and Culture, 17, 1-18.

 

Murray, D., Fessler, D.M.T., Kerry, N., White, C. & Marin, M. (2017). The Kiss of Death: Three Tests of the Relationship Between Disease Threat and Physical Contact Within Traditional Cultures. Evolution and Human Behavior, 38, 1, 63-70.

 

White, C., Marin, M. & Fessler, D.M.T. (2017). Not Just Dead Meat: An Evolutionary Account of Corpse Treatment in Mortuary Rituals. The Journal of Cognition and Culture, 17, 1-23.

 

White, C. & Fessler, M.T., & Gomez, P. (2016). The effects of Corpse Viewing and Corpse Condition on Vigilance for Deceased Loved Ones. Evolution and Human Behavior, 37, 517-522.

 

White, C. (2016). The Cognitive Foundations of Reincarnation. Method and Theory in the Study of Religion, 1-23. 

 

White, C. (2016). Cross-cultural Similarities in Reasoning about Personal Continuity in Reincarnation: Evidence from South India. Religion, Brain and Behavior, 6, 2, 130-153.

 

White, C. (2015). Establishing Personal Identity in Reincarnation: Minds and Bodies Reconsidered. The Journal of Cognition and Culture. 15, 402-429.  

 

White, C., & Fessler, D.M.T. (2013). Evolutionizing Grief: Viewing Photographs of the Deceased Predicts the Misattribution of Ambiguous Stimuli by the Bereaved.  Evolutionary Psychology, 11, 1084-1100. 

 

Sousa, P., White, C. (2013). Problems for the Cognitive-Depletion Model of Religious Interactions. Religion, Brain and Behavior, 3, 73-76.

 

White, C., De Burgh, Fear, N., & Iversen, A. (2011). The Impact of Deployment to Iraq or Afghanistan on Military Children: A Review of the Literature. International Review of Psychiatry, 23, 1-8.

 

De Burgh, White, C., Fear, N., & Iversen, A. (2011). The Impact of Deployment to Iraq or Afghanistan on Military Families. International Review of Psychiatry, 23, 192-200.

 

 

Book chapters:

 

White, C., (2022). Mortuary Practices. In Barrett, J.L. Handbook for the Cognitive Science of Religion, Chapter 9. Oxford University Press. 

 

White, C., (2018). You Again? Establishing Personal Identity in Reincarnation. In Slone, J. (2018). Empirical Studies in the Cognitive Science of Religion, Chapter 8. London: Bloomsbury.

 

White, C. (2018). What does the Cognitive Science of Religion Explain? In Van Eyghen, H., Peels, R., van den Brink, G. (2018). New Developments in the Cognitive Science of Religion: the Rationality of Religious Belief.  London: Springer.

 

White, C. (2017). What the Cognitive Science of Religion is and is Not. In Hughes, A. (Ed.) Theory in a Time of Excess: The Case of the Academic Study of Religion, 95-138. Sheffield: Equiniox. 

 

White, C., Kelly, B., & Nichols, S. (2015). Remembering Past Lives: Intuitions about Memory and Personal Identity in Reincarnation. In Cruz, H. & Nichols, R. (Eds.) The Cognitive Science of Religion and its Philosophical Implications, 169-196. London: Bloomsbury Academic.

 

Commentaries:   

 

White, C., Sousa, P., & Prochownik, K. (2016). Explaining the Success of Karmic Religions. Brain and Behavioral Sciences, 39, 42-43.

 

White, C., Sousa, P., & Berniunas, R. (2014). Psychological Essentialism in Selecting the 14th Dalai Lama: An Alternative Account. The Journal of Cognition and Culture, 14, 1-2, 157-158.

 

Book reviews:   

 

White, C. (2014). [Review of the book Born Believers by J. Barrett]. Journal for the Cognitive Science of Religion, 1, 2, 250-251.

 

White, C. (2013). [Review of the book Supernatural Agents by I.  Pyysiainen]. Journal for the Cognitive Science of Religion, 1, 1, 120-121.

Blogs:

https://www.routledge.com/blog/article/how-to-promote-religious-tolerance-in-the-classroom?fbclid=IwAR0ElykvuHcM98GEDT-1Fv7qS5nKOdw9mZeM_XmptVX2-WGMVw_py6tZ6vo

 

Popular coverage of my research:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/19/magazine/home-funeral.html

https://blog.oup.com/2018/04/modernization-of-mortuary-practice/

 

https://www.religiousstudiesproject.com/podcast/see-you-in-the-next-life-cognitive-foundations-of-reincarnation-beliefs/

 

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/animals-and-us/201506/encounters-dead-pets-study-the-evolution-grief/

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