Jordan W. Moon

I'm a research fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse (IAST) in the Toulouse School of Economics. Starting in 2024, I will be a lecturer (assistant professor) in the Centre for Culture and Evolution and Brunel University London. My PhD is in social psychology from Arizona State University

I'm interested in how people interact with cultural systems such as religion and morality in ways that manipulate the world and others. For instance, people who prefer high-commitment, monogamous lifestyles tend to prefer religious and moral beliefs that help protect this kind of lifestyle. I'm also interested in social perception, stereotyping, and prejudice, especially as they relate to religion and morality. 

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)