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David Bell

Ph.D., Emory University
phone: 404-413-6110
e-mail: davidbell(at)
Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Bell is affiliated with the Neuroscience Institute at Geogia State University. His interests center in the history of science and religion in America, research methods in religious studies and his current research in cognitive science as it relates to religious beliefs and identity.

Areas of Interest:

Psychology and Religion, Religious Identity, Multiculturalism and Religious Practices, American Eschatological Religion, Research Methods in Religion, Science and Religion

Selected Publications:

Dissertation: Religious Identity: Conceptualization and Measurement of the Religious Self, (2008).

"Development of the Religious Self: A theoretical foundation for measuring religious identity," chapter in Religion and the Individual: Belief, Practice, Identity, (Ashgate Press, 2008).

"Erikson, Erik", article in Encyclopedia of Religious and Spiritual Development, (Sage, 2005)(with J. Snarey).

"Distinguishing Structural and Functional Models of Human Development," Identity 3:3 (2003) (with J. Snarey).