Dr Adam Baimel

PhD in Social Psychology; Minor in Quantitative Methods

Early Career Research Fellow

Department of Psychology, Health and Professional Development

Adam Baimel

Teaching and supervision


Modules taught

  • Advanced Social Psychology (PSYC6008)
  • Dissertation Project (PSYC6011)
  • Experimental Method and Statistics for Psychology (PSYC7005)
  • Research Based Dissertation (PSYC7007)



  • Sam Morcom: "Are there faults in our stars?: An analysis comparing astrological beliefs with mental health literacy
  • Katie Doney: "Religiosity in the time of COVID-19".
  • Elvira Faizova: "What goes around comes around: Belief in karma and altruistic punishment"


  • Paul Vanags: "Thermostat control as a pro-environmental behaviour: A Field Experiment"
  • Amanda Gerbasi: "Buddhism and Sustainability: Do Buddhist values and practices predict pro-environmental concerns and behaviours?"


I study the cultural evolution of religon. My research asks questions about: the relative contributions of cognition and culture to religious/supernatural beliefs, the psychological consequences of ritual participation and the relationship between religion and cooperation.

More recently, my work seeks to identify when (and in what ways) socio-ecological challenges create changes in religious systems; with a particular focus on how (and with what consequences) religious systems are adapting their concerns to the rising threats associated with the climate crisis.



  • The greening of religions

Projects as Principal Investigator, or Lead Academic if project is led by another Institution

  • The greening of religions: A cross-cultural test of when, how, and with what consequences religious meaning systems are adapting to the social pressures of the climate crisis (01/09/2020 - 31/08/2023), funded by: John Templeton Foundation, funding amount received by Brookes: £70,542
  • Causal inference and the role of formal education on religiosity (led by Aarhus University) (01/03/2020 - 30/12/2023), funded by: John Templeton Foundation, funding amount received by Brookes: £9,499


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Further details

For more information you can visit: www.adambaimel.com