Area of Specialization – Adult Clinical Psychology
Research Advisor/Mentor – Dr. Julie Exline
Research Interests – I am interested in the psychology of atheists and the variety of atheist experiences. Currently, my research is focused on the reasons people give for not believing in a God or gods, with the aim of shedding light on the differences among atheists.
Recent Publications & Presentations– Bradley, D.F. & Exline, J.J. Personality Characteristics of Atheists With Emotional Reasons for Disbelief. Presented as part of a symposium at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI, August 2013.
Bradley, D.F. & Exline, J.J. A God-Shaped Hole? Atheists Who Experience Emotional Engagement With God. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI, August 2013.
Bradley, D.F. & Exline, J.J. Variations in atheists’ reactions to “God” in response to suffering. Presented as part of a symposium at the American Psychological Association Division 36 Mid-Year Conference on Religion and Spirituality, Columbia, MD, March 2013.
Favorite Parts of the Program – The program provides various opportunities for students to explore their professional and research interests.
Comments on the Faculty – The faculty do an excellent job stimulating discussions inside and outside of the classroom.