Jordan W. Moon

I'm a lecturer (assistant professor) in the Centre for Culture and Evolution at Brunel University London. Previously, I was a research fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse in the Toulouse School of Economics and the Université Toulouse Capitole. My PhD is from Arizona State University

As a social psychologist, I'm interested in what people believe and feel about the world and other people. One major theme in my work asks why people are so concerned about others' lifestyles (e.g., whether they are family oriented, sexually promiscuous, etc.). These concerns seem to be a surprisingly important part of why people are drawn to religion, how people sometimes assess others' trustworthiness, the kinds of stereotypes people have about others, and many of the moral judgments people hold

I am currently funded by the Templeton World Charity Foundation, Inc. to examine the effects of religious fasting. In 2023, I received the Early Career Award from the International Association for the Psychology of Religion. 

Contact: jordan.moon(at)