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 Dr Ryan McKay

Dr Ryan McKay

Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Department of Psychology

Area of expertise

Irrational beliefs and behaviour, including bizarre delusions in clinical patients and self-deception in healthy individuals; Ritualistic practices; The relationship between religion and morality.


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The fact that religions are so successful is a biological puzzle in the sense that evolutionary processes eliminate practices which squander energy or resources. And yet religions prosper despite encouraging this behaviour.

Ryan McKay


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