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Professor of Psychology, Arizona State University

Dr. Adam B. Cohen, Professor of Psychology at Arizona State University, is one of the world’s foremost experts in the psychology of religion. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Dickinson College in Psychology and Judaic Studies, and he holds the Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Cohen performed post-doctoral research at the Solomon Asch Center for Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict at the University of Pennsylvania, and is affiliated faculty at the Arizona State University Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict and of the ASU Jewish Studies area.

He is a fellow of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology and of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, and has won awards from the American Psychological Association (Margaret Gorman award) and the International Association for the Psychology of Religion (Godin prize) for his groundbreaking work on religion.

He has written over 70 peer-reviewed articles, is editor of Culture Reexamined (American Psychological Association) and is an author of Generating Generosity (Cambridge), and has further written 31 chapters/essays.

His research on religion and culture has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Templeton Foundation, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the Army Research Institute, and the Office of Naval Research.

He has been associate editor of Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin and is currently associate editor of Journal of Personality and Social Psychology: Personality Processes and Individual Differences. These are two of psychology’s most prestigious journals.


  • –present
    Professor of Psychology, Arizona State University


  • 2000 
    University of Pennsylvania (the Ivy League one, not PSU), Ph.D. in Psychology