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Bartłomiej K. Krzych

Graduate of philosophy at the University of Rzeszów and theology at the Pontifical University of John Paul II in Kraków. Current academic home page:



Paweł Balcerak

Paweł Balcerak is an employee of the Institute of Philosophy at the University of Rzeszów. His scientific work oscillates around the issues related to the role of language in cognitive processes. Recently, he is devoting more and more attention to the issues of rationality and decision making processes.



Andrzej Niemczuk

Andrzej Niemczuk worked for 30 years at the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin. Currently, he is a professor at the University of Rzeszów. His philosophical interests concern the philosophy of values, the philosophy of freedom, the philosophy of evil and the philosophy of the subject. For years he has been lecturing on the history of contemporary philosophy and on various disciplines of practical philosophy. He is the author of six books on practical philosophy. He lives in the countryside near Lublin.




Nataliia Reva

Master degree in philosophy (epistemology) Paris IV-Sorbonne
Interests: logic, philosophy of mind, neuroscience, psychology, art.



Tomasz Goban-Klas

Tomasz Goban-Klas was Professor and Chair of Media and Communication of the Jagiellonian University at Krakow. At present, he is Professor and  Chair of Media, Journalism and Communication of the College of Information Science and Management at Rzeszów.
Goban-Klas has published fifteen books and more than 200 articles in major media journals, both in Poland and abroad. They include: The Orchestration of the Media. Politics of Mass Communication in Communist Poland and the Aftermath. Boulder-Oxford (Westview 1994) and recently Health Communication (2014) Media and Terrorism. Do They Scare Us to the Death? (2009, in Polish) and Current Trends in the  Media (2011).



Justin E. Lane

Justin E. Lane received his DPhil from the University of Oxford’s Institute for Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology and is currently a Research Fellow at the Center for Modeling Social Systems and the CTO at Prospectus Solutions AS. His research focuses on the use of computational methods and cognitive science to study the stability of social systems and cybernetics.  Specifically, he’s interested in how social and environmental ecologies contribute to violence, the stability and instability of social systems, political movements, and economic and demographic shifts.


Kyle J. Messick

Kyle J. Messick is a social psychologist with primary research interests in religion, unbelief, and metal studies. He received his PhD at Coventry University in England, where he explored the existence, functionality, and desecration of the sacred within secular cultures. He received an MA in social psychology from Ball State University and a BA in psychology from Indiana University. He is heavily involved in the psychology of religion, as he runs the websites for The International Association for the Psychology of Religion (, The Religious Studies Project (, and previously he ran a website for Division 36 (The Society for the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality) of the American Psychological Association. He is a vocal advocate for open science practices, and recently put out a manuscript with the goal of having the psychology of religion become a leader in the field for transparency and good science practices. He has contributed chapters to numerous books published by Brill and Routledge, among others. Kyle is also a leader in studying heavy metal music culture from a psychological perspective, including the relationship between morality and lyrical preferences and the experience of the sacred through metal music and cultural artefacts. 



Igor Mikloušić

Igor Mikloušić received his PhD in Psychology from the University of Zagreb, and is currently working as a postdoctoral research assistant at the Institute of Social Sciences Ivo Pilar in Zagreb. His research focuses on the evolution religion, personality and morality, focusing on the Big Five personality model and Moral foundation theory. More specifically, he is using the lexical approach to study dimension of personality, religiousness and morality. His other interest lies in evolutionary approaches to human mate choice.

Victoria Alogna

Victoria Alogna received her B.S. (hons) in psychology from the University of Scranton and completed her Ph.D. and postdoctoral research at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand. Her research focusses on understanding the cognitive mechanisms that facilitates religious belief and unbelief, and how these beliefs translate to behavior.


Jesse Bering

Jesse Bering is Associate Professor and Director of The Centre for Science Communication at the University of Otago. A specialist in the cognitive science of religion, he is the author of The Belief Instinct (2011, W. W. Norton) and three other books. His experimental research on the intuitive foundations of afterlife beliefs, as well as other studies in the psychology of religion, are regarded as landmark contributions to the discipline. As a popular science writer, Jesse has also written on the subject of religion (specifically, on the nature of unbelief) for a wide range of media outlets, including The Guardian, Scientific American, Slate, and many others. His latest book is A Very Human Ending: How Suicide Haunts our Species (2018, Doubleday).