Julie Exline

Professor | Psychology of Religion & Spirituality


Mather Memorial Building 140

Other Information

Specialty: Psychology

Research Interests

My main research interests at this time center on the psychology of religion and spirituality, with a special emphasis on two topics: 1) religious and spiritual struggles; 2) the causes and consequences of supernatural attributions (that is, supernatural explanations for events). I’m also interested in the virtues of humility and forgiveness.



Current Projects

Over the next 3-5 years, most of my projects will focus on supernatural attributions and religious and spiritual struggles (e.g., anger at God, doubts and questions about religion, moral or interpersonal conflicts related to religion). We have received a grant from the John Templeton Foundation to study supernatural attributions.



Graduate Student Research Assistants

David Bradley
Steffany Homolka
Valencia Harriott
Jessica Kusina
Seyma Saritoprak
Alex Uzdavines



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