The Belief Instinct

The Psychology of Souls, Destiny, and the Meaning of Life

By Jesse Bering
(W. W. Norton & Company, Paperback, 9780393341263, 252pp.)

Publication Date: February 2012

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Lively and brilliantly argued, The Belief Instinct explains the psychology behind belief. Drawing on surprising new studies as well as on literature, philosophy, and even pop culture, The Belief Instinct will reward readers with an enlightened understanding of belief as well as the tools to break free of it.



About the Author
Jesse Bering, Ph.D., is a frequent contributor to "Scientific American, Slate", and "Das Magazin". His work has also appeared in "New York Magazine, The Guardian", and "The New Republic", and has been featured on NPR, the BBC, Playboy Radio, and more. Bering is the former director of the Institute of Cognition and Culture at Queen's University, Belfast, and began his career as a professor at the University of Arkansas. He lives near Ithaca, New York.
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