Emily Reed Burdett graduated BS in psychology from Azusa Pacific University and MS in clinical psychology from California State University, Fullerton. She completed a DPhil at Oxford in 2013 researching the cognitive, cultural, and developmental foundations of children’s understanding of God and humans. Following her DPhil she was a research fellow at the University of St Andrews for three years, examining the developmental origins of culture and innovation. She now is Assistant Professor at the University of Nottingham and retains a research associate post with the University of Oxford.  She is currently investigating the development of belief across 30 different sites globally (developingbelief.com) as well as the developmental origins of creativity.  Her research interests include science and religion, child development, the developmental origins of creativity and learning, morality, and social cognition. Her work has been published most recently in Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, and Child Development.

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