Professor Joseph Bulbulia

PhD Princeton University, 2001

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Maclaurin Goodfellow Chair

Research | Current

  • Longitudinal Study of Religion
  • Evolution of Virtue
  • Quantitative Methods in the Humanities and Human Sciences


New Zealand Attitudes and Values Study Central Management Team

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Wildman, W. J., Schjoedt, U., Sosis, R., & Bulbulia, J. (2018). “God Is Watching You” … and might be influencing your brain, too. Religion, Brain & Behavior, 8 (3), 263-264. 10.1080/2153599X.2018.1486619
  • Gervais, W. M., Xygalatas, D., McKay, R. T., van Elk, M., Buchtel, E. E., Aveyard, M., ... Riekki, T. (2018). Author Correction: Global evidence of extreme intuitive moral prejudice against atheists. Nature Human Behaviour, 2 (6), 425-425. 10.1038/s41562-018-0322-7
  • Gervais, W. M., van Elk, M., Xygalatas, D., McKay, R. T., Aveyard, M., Buchtel, E. E., ... Riekki, T. (2018). Analytic atheism: A cross-culturally weak and fickle phenomenon?. JUDGMENT AND DECISION MAKING, 13 (3), 268-274.
  • Zhong, W., Krueger, F., Wilson, M., Bulbulia, J., & Grafman, J. (2018). Prefrontal Brain Lesions Reveal Magical Ideation Arises From Enhanced Religious Experiences. PEACE AND CONFLICT-JOURNAL OF PEACE PSYCHOLOGY, 24 (2), 245-249. 10.1037/pac0000336
  • Sosis, R., Bulbulia, J., Wildman, W. J., & Schjoedt, U. (2018). The fish that got away? Human behavioral ecology and the study of religion. RELIGION BRAIN & BEHAVIOR, 8 (4), 351-353. 10.1080/2153599X.2018.1523608
  • Greaves, L. M., Barlow, F. K., Lee, C. H. J., Matika, C. M., Wang, W., Lindsay, C.-J., ... Cowie, L. J. (2017). Corrigendum to: The Diversity and Prevalence of Sexual Orientation Self-Labels in a New Zealand National Sample (Greaves et al., 2017). Archives of sexual behavior, 46 (8), 2209-2210. 10.1007/s10508-017-1063-9
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Lara Greaves, Danny Osborne, Chris Sibley, Lucy Cowie, Sam Manuela, Carla Houkamau, Cinnamon Lindsay Latimer, Yanshu Huang, Carly Townrow, Correna Matika
  • Bulbulia, J., Fraser, G., Watts, J., Shaver, J. H., & Gray, R. (2017). Can honest signaling theory clarify religion’s role in the evolution of social inequality?. Religion, Brain & Behavior, 7 (4), 285-288. 10.1080/2153599X.2016.1249914
  • Mogan, R., Fischer, R., & Bulbulia, J. A. (2017). To be in synchrony or not? A meta-analysis of synchrony's effects on behavior, perception, cognition and affect. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 72, 13-20. 10.1016/j.jesp.2017.03.009