Joshua Conrad Jackson is a PhD candidate and National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research concerns the nature of religious belief, and the formation and evolution of human groups. In particular, Josh is interested in (a) explaining earliest moments of group formation, (b) ecological influences on the strength of cultural norms, and (c) the psychological factors that predict religious belief and religious diversity. Outside of research, Josh contributes to the nonprofit group Useful Science as a content editor and podcast co-host.
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