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Ryan S. Ritter Ph.D.

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.