Scientific Papers

Pollack, J. (2017). Religion, Confidence & Warfare: Priming Supernatural Agency Elevates Group Confidence in a Combat Simulation (Master’s Thesis). California State University, Fullerton, CA.

Holbrook, C., Fessler, D.M.T., and Pollack, J.S. (2016) With God on our side: Religious primes reduce the envisioned physical formidability of a menacing adversary. Cognition.

Pollack, J.S. (2015). Angles of Our Nature: Archeological Remains Point to the Earliest Conceptions of Supernatural Agents.

Pollack, J.S. (2015). The Mind Prays Tricks on Us: Religion as a Four-Dimensional Psycho-social Heuristic.

Pollack, J.S. (2015). Not Only the Strong Survive: Positive Illusions & Supernatural Agency Skew Formidability Assessment.

Fessler, D. M., Holbrook, C., Pollack, J. S., & Hahn-Holbrook, J. (2013). Stranger danger: Parenthood increases the envisioned bodily formidability of menacing men. Evolution and Human Behavior.

Pollack, J.S. (2013). Origins of the Bible Belt: An evolutionary model of ethnocentrism as a result of pathogen salience.


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