Vassilis Saroglou


 Vassilis Saroglou   © D. Dumoulin 

Social psychology of religion

Vassilis Saroglou is full professor of psychology at the Université catholique de Louvain, where he is director of the Centre for Psychology of Religion, past chair of the Division of Social Psychology, and current president of the Doctoral commission in sciences of religion.

His research is mainly focused on personality and social psychology of religion, including fundamentalism, spirituality, and atheism, and his publications include both empirical studies (with a variety of methodological approaches: survey, social experiment, priming, interview, content analysis, meta-analysis, cross-cultural comparisons) and theoretical and interdisciplinary work. His research and teaching expertise extends to personality, social, cross-cultural, and moral psychology, and psychology of positive emotions.

For his scientific work, he received the Early Career Award (2005), the Mentoring Award (2013), and the William James Award (2017) of the American Psychological Association (APA) - Division 36, and the Quinquennial Godin Prize (2006) of the International Association for the Psychology of Religion. In 2015 he was elected Fellow of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology as well as Fellow of APA Division 36.

He has served as President of the International Association for the Psychology of Religion, President of the Académie internationale des sciences religieuses, and Associate Editor and Co-Editor of the International Journal for the Psychology of Religion.

His most recent published volume is Religion, Personality, and Social Behavior in Psychology Press.


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