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Ryan S. Ritter Ph.D.

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Psychology

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Specializations

  • Morality, Mind Perception, Religious Cognition, Computational Social Science.

Education

  • Ph.D., Social Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2014)
  • M.A., Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2010)
  • B.A., Psychology, University of Nevada, Reno (2007)

Courses

  • PSYC 201: Introduction to Social Psychology

Recent Publications

Ritter, R. S., Preston, J. L., & Hernandez, I. (2014). Happy Tweets: Christians are happier, more socially connected, and less analytical than Atheists on Twitter. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 5, 243-249.

Ritter, R. S., & Preston, J. L. (2013). Representations of religious words: Insights for religious priming research. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 52, 494-507.

Preston, J. L., & Ritter, R. S. (2013). Different effects of Religion and God on prosociality with the ingroup and outgroup. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 39, 1471-1483.

Preston, J. L., Salomon, E., & Ritter, R. S. (2013). Religious prosociality: Personal, cognitive, and social factors. In V. Saroglou (Ed.), Religion, Personality, and Social Behavior (pp. 149-169). New York, NY: Psychology Press.

Preston, J. L., Ritter, R. S., & Hepler, J. (2013). Neuroscience and the soul: Competing explanations for the human experience. Cognition, 127, 31-37.

Preston, J. L., & Ritter, R. S. (2012). Cleanliness and godliness: Mutual association between two kinds of personal purity. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48, 1365-1368.

Ritter, R. S., & Preston, J. L. (2011). Gross gods and icky atheism: Disgust responses to rejected religious beliefs. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 47, 1225-1230.

Preston, J. L., Ritter, R. S., & Wegner, D. M. (2011). Action embellishment: An intention bias in the perception of success. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 101, 233-244.

Preston, J. L., Ritter, R. S., & Hernandez, J. I. (2010). Principles of religious prosociality: A review and reformulation. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 4, 574-590.

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Psychology Bldg Roof Project Moves Ahead

The project to reroof the Psychology Building is moving forward with the installation of the new skylights. The ATRIUM has been closed while these are being installed, and will be closed for a week afterward so it can be thoroughly cleaned. We hope that the Atrium will be reopened on Monday, June 22.