Jesse Bering Publications
Selected Popular Writings
What Makes People Look Like Their Pets? — August 19, 2014
A Forgotten Scandal in Baltimore’s High Society — March 17, 2014
Eugene Hoskins Is His Name — February 15, 2012
Being Suicidal: What It Feels Like to Want to Kill Yourself — October 20, 2010
Laughing Rats and Ticklish Gorillas: Joy and Mirth in Humans and Other Animals — August 3, 2010
Selected Academic Articles
Shackelford, T. S., Liddle, J. R., Bering, J. M., & Shalkoski, G. (2014). Unbidden confession as an evolved pre-emptive strategy against punishment: A preliminary investigation with prisoners. Personality and Individual Differences, 61, 86-90.
Heywood, B. T., & Bering, J. M. (2014). “Meant to be”: How religious beliefs and cultural religiosity affect the implicit bias to think teleologically. Religion, Brain & Behavior, 4, 183-201.
Piazza, J. R., & Bering, J. M. (2011). “Princess Alice is watching you”: Children’s belief in an invisible person inhibits cheating. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 109, 311-320.
Bering, J. (2010). The nonexistent purpose of people: Have our minds evolved to see human beings as types of artifacts? The Psychologist, 23, 290-293.
Bering, J. M. (2006). The folk psychology of souls. Behavioral & Brain Sciences, 29, 453-498.