Ain Simpson

Ain graduated with his PhD in social psychology from the University of Melbourne in 2014, under the supervision of Dr. Simon Laham, following undergraduate degrees in Arts and Music. His PhD research explored how moral judgments, political ideology, and positions on social issues are shaped by factors pertaining to interpersonal relationships, with a particular focus on Rai and Fiske's (2011) Relationship Regulation Theory. He is currently a postdoctoral research associate at Ohio University under Prof. Kimberly Rios. His research focuses on the psychology of religious belief, with a particular focus on religion-based stereotyping and prejudice, attitudes towards the nonreligious, moral psychological differences between theists and nontheists, and the presence of atheism in the cultural evolutionary landscape of religion.