Welcome to my website! My name is Stefanie Northover. I'm currently a PhD student in the Social Psychology program at Arizona State University (advisor: Adam Cohen). My primary research interest is the origin of religion, which I study from an evolutionary and cultural perspective. I am particularly interested in signaling theories of religious behavior. I have also done some research on artificial cues of being watched.
I received a Master of Science in Psychology in 2014 from McMaster University (advisor: Paul Andrews) and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2011 from California State University, Long Beach (mentor: William Pedersen).
Northover, S. B., Pedersen, W. C., Cohen, A. B., & Andrews, P. W. (2017). Effect of artificial surveillance cues on moral judgment: Experimental failures to replicate and two meta-analyses. Evolution and Human Behavior, 38, 561-571. doi:10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2016.12.003 [Paper PDF] [Data]
Northover, S. B., Pedersen, W. C., Cohen, A. B., & Andrews, P. W. (2017). Artificial surveillance cues do not increase generosity: Two meta-analyses. Evolution and Human Behavior, 38, 144-153. doi:10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2016.07.001 [Paper PDF] [Poster PDF]
Northover, S. B., & Cohen, A. B. (2017). Understanding religion from cultural and biological perspectives. In J. Causadias, E. Telzer, & N. Gonzales (Eds.), The handbook of culture and biology: Bridging evolutionary adaptation and development. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. [Chapter PDF]
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