Justin L. Barrett is the Thrive Professor of Developmental Science and Director of the Thrive Center for Human Development at Fuller Theological Seminary. He came to Fuller from the University of Oxford, where he taught and served as senior researcher for Oxford’s Centre for Anthropology and Mind. He has also taught at the University of Michigan and Calvin College, and served as co-area director for Young Life in Lawrence, Kansas. His publications include Psychology of Religion (ed., 2010), Why Would Anyone Believe in God? (2004), Cognitive Science, Religion, and Theology: From Human Minds to Divine Minds (2011), and Born Believers: The Science of Children’s Religious Belief(2012).
Mind the Gap: Evolutionary Psychological Perspectives on Thriving
Evolutionary psychology can contribute to conversations on human thriving by noting both the strengths that are largely characteristic of the human species and, also, the unique gap humans have created between their natural properties and their ecological niche.