Religion and trust 

Religion and science | lecture series

Adam Cohen

Adam Cohen
Psychology, Arizona State University

October 5 | 7 p.m.
via Zoom

Is there hope for “getting along” in a religiously pluralistic society? Every religion has unique, differentiating characteristics which affect adherents’ beliefs and behaviors. For example, Jews and Christians make moral judgments differently, in accordance with religious messages about what is moral. Even so, psychological research finds people trust members of other religions as much as they trust members of their own. This is especially true after observing others demonstrate commitment to their own religion, through actions such as donating to religious charities or adhering to religious food restrictions. Join us to learn more about how religion promotes trust.