Publications and Presentations

  • Smith, E. I. (May, 2018). It’s not just the content: Understanding person-level variables in the science-religion dialogue. In L. Edman (Chair), The scientific study of religion and lived faith: Collision and collusion. Symposium to be presented at the 2018 meeting of the Canadian Scientific and Christian Affiliation, Langley, Canada.
  • Smith, E. I. (August, 2017). The naturalness of religion and science.  In L. Edman (Chair), The cognitive science of religion, culture, and individual differences: Examining the boundaries of the theory. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the International Association for the Psychology of Religion, Hamar, Norway.
  • Smith, E. I. (2017). Thinking like a psychological scientist. In R. Biswas-Diener & E. Diener (Eds), Noba textbook series: Psychology. Champaign, IL: DEF publishers. DOI: nobaproject.com.
  • Love, J.*, Smith, E. I., & Crosby, R. G. III (2017, May). Understanding science rejection: Using memory to investigate implicit biases about scientists. Poster session presented at the 29th Annual Convention for the Association for Psychological Science, Boston, MA.
    • Poster also presented at the CBU Student Research Colloquium (April, 2017)
  • Houston, S.*, Moberg, C.*, & Smith, E. I. (2017, May). Is neuroscience equally seductive? The role of individual difference variables in predicting when the presence of brain scans influence argument acceptance. Poster session presented at the 29th Annual Convention for the Association for Psychological Science, Boston, MA.
    • Poster also presented at the CBU Student Research Colloquium (April, 2017)
  • Smith, E. I., Kim, J., Contakes, S., & Chepkwony, A. (2016, July). Lessons learning from a year with the science and religion club. Invited presentation for Oxford Interdisciplinary Seminars in Science and Religion: Bridging the Two Cultures of Science and the Humanities, SCIO.  Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University, Oxford, England.
  • Smith, E. I. (2016, April). Why religious affiliation matters: The impact of supportive church relationships on development. Paper presented the School of Psychology’s Research Colloquium, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA.
  • Buitron, G.*, Love, J.*, & Smith, E. I. (2016, February). An analysis of California Baptist University’s science and religion club. Poster session presented at the Southern California Christians in Science American Scientific Affiliation Local Chapter Conference, co-hosted by Fuller Seminary’s Science and Religion Club, Pasadena, CA.
  • Smith, E. I. (2014, November). Creation beliefs: The default of the mind or the product of culture? In J. VanSlyke (Chair), Children’s conception of gods.  Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion, San Diego, CA.
  • Richert, R. A. & Smith, E. I. (2012). The essence of soul concepts: How soul concepts influence ethical reasoning across religious affiliation. Religion, Brain, and Behavior, 2, 161–176. doi: 10.1080/2153599X.2012.683702
  • Richert, R. A., & Smith, E. I. (2011). Preschoolers’ quarantining of fantasy. Child Development, 82, 1106–1119.

*Undergraduate students marked by asterisks