Publications

Amarasingam, A., & Brewster, M.E. (2016). The fall of the new atheism: Identity politics and tensions within U.S. nonbelievers. Annual Review of the Sociology of Religion, 118.

Arrowood, R. B., Coleman, T. J. III, Swanson, S. B., Hood, R. W. Jr., & Cox, C. R., (in press). Death, quest, and self-esteem: Reexamining the role of self-esteem and religion following mortality salience. Religion, Brain & Behavior.

Brewster, M.E. (2013). Atheism, gender, and sexuality. In S. Bullivant & M. Ruse (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Atheism. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Brewster, M.E. (2014). Atheists in America. New York, NY: Columbia University Press.

Brewster, M. E., Hammer, J., Sawyer, J., Eklund, A., & Palamar, J. (2016). Perceived experiences of atheist discrimination: Instrument development and evaluation. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 63(5), 557.

Brewster, M.E., Robinson, M., Sandil, R. Esposito, J., & Geiger, E. (2014). Arrantly absent: Atheism in psychological science from 2001-2012.The Counseling Psychologist, 42, 628-663.

Brewster, M.E., & Sawyer, J. (2014). Atheism and the American family. In L. Ganong, M. Coleman, & G.J. Geoffrey (Eds.), The Social History of the American Family. New York, NY: Sage.

Coleman III, T. J. (2015). Does the atheist have a theory of mind? Scientia Salon. Retrieved from https://scientiasalon.wordpress.com/2015/08/13/does-the-atheist-have-a-theory-of-mind/

Coleman III, T. J., & Arrowood, R. B. (2015). Only we can save ourselves: An atheists ‘salvation’. In Bacon, H., Dossett, W., & Knowles, S. (Eds.), Alternative Salvations: Engaging the Sacred and the Secular (pp. 11–20). London: Bloomsbury Academic.

Coleman III, T. J., & Hood Jr, R. W. (2015). Reconsidering everything: From folk categories to existential theory of mind [Peer commentary on the paper “From Weird Experiences to Revelatory Events” by A. Taves]. Religion and Society: Advances in Research, 6(1), 18-22.

Coleman III, T. J., Silver, C. F., & Holcombe, J. (2013). Focusing on horizontal transcendence: Much more than a “non-belief”. Essays in the Philosophy of Humanism, 21(2), 1-18.

Cook, C. L., Cohen, F., & Solomon, S. (2015). What if they’re right about the afterlife? Evidence of the role of existential threat on anti-atheist prejudice. Social Psychological and Personality Science.

Cook, C. L., Cottrell, C. A., & Webster, G. D. (2015). No good without God: Antiatheist prejudice as a function of threats to morals and values. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 7(3), 217.

Cragun, D., Cragun, R. T., Nathan, B., Sumerau, J. E., & Nowakowski, A. C. (2016). Do religiosity and spirituality really matter for social, mental, and physical health?: A tale of two samples. Sociological Spectrum, 36(6), 359-377.

Cragun, R.T., Hammer, J.H., & Nielsen, M. (2015). The nonreligious-nonspiritual scale (NRNSS): Measuring everyone from atheists to Zionists.” Science, Religion, and Culture, 2(3): 36–53.

Cragun, R.T., Hammer, J. H., & Smith, J. M. (2013). North America. In S. Bullivant (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Atheism (pp. 601-621). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Cragun, R. T., Henry, P., Homan, C. P., & Hammer, J. H. (2012). Whom do people dislike more: Atheists or cultists? Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion, 8, 1-19.

Cragun, R.T., Kosmin, B., Keysar, A., Hammer, J. H., & Nielsen, M. (2012). On the receiving end: Discrimination toward the non-religious. Journal of Contemporary Religion, 27(1), 105-127.

Cragun, R. T., Blyde, V. L., Sumerau, J. E., Mann, M., & Hammer, J. H. (2016). Perceived marginalization, educational contexts, and (non)religious educational experience. Journal of College and Character, 17(4), 241-254.

Cragun, R.T., & Lawson, R. (2010). The secular transition: The worldwide growth of Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and Seventh-day Adventists. Sociology of Religion, 71(3), 349–373.

Cragun, R. T., & Hammer, J. H. (2011). “One person’s apostate is another person’s convert”: What terminology tells us about pro-religious hegemony in the sociology of religion. Humanity and Society, 35, 149-175.

Hammer, J.H., Cragun, R.T., & Hwang, K. (2013). Measuring spiritual fitness: Atheist military personnel, veterans, and civilians. Military Psychology, 25(5), 438–51.

Hammer, J.H., Cragun, R.T., Hwang, K., & Smith, J. (2012). Forms, frequency, and correlates of perceived anti-atheist discrimination. Secularism and Nonreligion, 1, 43-67.

Hwang, K. (2008). Atheists with disabilities: A neglected minority in religion and rehabilitation research. Journal of Religion, Disability and Health, 12, 186-92.

Hwang, K. (2008). Experiences of atheists with spinal cord injury: Results of an internet-based exploratory survey. SCI Psychosocial Process, 20, 4-17.

Hwang, K., Hammer, J.H., & Cragun, R.T. (2011). Extending religion-health research to nontheistic minorities: Issues and concerns. Journal of Religion and Health, 50(3), 608–22.

Fazzino, L. L. (2014). Leaving the church behind: Applying a deconversion perspective to evangelical exit narratives. Journal of Contemporary Religion, 29(2), 249-266.

Fazzino, L. L., Borer, M. I., & Haq, M. A. (2014). The new moral entrepreneurs. In The Death and Resurrection of Deviance (pp. 168-191). Palgrave Macmillan UK.

Foster, A.B., Brewster, M.E., Velez, B., & Eklund, A. (2017). Footprints in the sand: Personal, psychological, and relational profiles of religious, spiritual, and atheist LGB individuals. Journal of Homosexuality, 64(4), 466-487.

Keller, B., Coleman III, T. J., & Silver, C. F. (2016). Narrative reconstruction and content analysis: Content analysis in the Interpretation of “spiritual” biographical trajectories for case studies. In Semantics and Psychology of Spirituality (pp. 251-271). Springer International Publishing.

Langston, J. (2014). Explaining atheism: Testing Hunter’s Durkheimian theory. Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion, 10, 10.

Langston, J., Hammer, J.H., & Cragun, R. T. (2015). Atheism looking in: On the goals and strategies of organized nonbelief. Science, Religion and Culture, 2(3), 70-85.

Langston, J., Hammer, J.H., Cragun, R.T., & Sikes, M.E. (2017).  Inside the minds and movement of America’s nonbelievers.  In C. Manning, R. Cragun, & L. Fazzino (Eds.). Organized Secularism in America, De Gruyter.

Sawyer, J. S., & Brewster, M. E. (2018). Assessing posttraumatic growth, complicated grief, and psychological distress in bereaved atheists and believers. Death Studies. DOI: 10.1080/07481187.2018.1446061

Silver, C. F., Coleman III, T. J., Hood Jr, R. W., & Holcombe, J. M. (2014). The six types of nonbelief: a qualitative and quantitative study of type and narrative. Mental Health, Religion & Culture, 17(10), 990-1001.

Sevinc, K., Coleman, T. J. III, & Hood, R. W. Jr., (In Press). Non-belief: An Islamic perspective. Secularism & Nonreligion.

Sevinc, K., Hood, R. W. Jr., Coleman, T. J. III, (2017). Secularism in Turkey. In Zuckerman, P., & Shook, J. R., (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Secularism. Oxford University Press.

Smith, J. M. (2013). Creating a godless community: The collective identity work of contemporary American atheists. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 52, 80-99.

Smith, J. M. (2013). Rejecting God, adopting atheism. In P. A. Adler and P. Adler (Eds.), Sociological Odyssey: Contemporary Readings in Introductory Sociology (4th ed., pp. 341-351). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, Cengage Learning.

Smith, J. M. (2011). Becoming an atheist in America: Constructing identity and meaning from the rejection of theism. Sociology of Religion, 72(2), 215-237.

Smith, J.M. (2017). Can the secular be the object of belief and belonging? The Sunday Assembly. Qualitative Sociology, 40(1), 83-109.

Smith, J. M. (2013). Conceptualizing atheist identity: Expanding questions, constructing models, and moving forward. Sociology of Religion, 74(4), 454-463.

Smith, J.M. (2016). Secular living: Many paths, many meanings. In P. Zuckerman, & J.R. Shook (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Secularism (pp. 515-532)Oxford University Press.

Smith, J.M. (2016). Expressive nontheism: Moral communities and promoting the social good. In F. Garelli & R. Cipriani (Eds), Annual Review of the Sociology of Religion (pp. 98-117). Brill Publications.

Speed, D. (2016). Unbelievable?! Theistic/epistemological viewpoint affects religion–health relationship. Journal of Religion and Health, 1-20.

Speed, D., Coleman, III, T.J., & Langston, J.  (forthcoming, 2018).  “‘What do you mean, ‘What does it all mean’?”:  Atheism, nonreligion, and meaning in life.  SAGE Open.

Speed, D., & Fowler, K. (2016). What’s God got to do with it? How religiosity predicts atheists’ health. Journal of Religion and Health, 55(1), 296-308.

Speed, D., & Fowler, K. (2017). Empowerment or dependency? The religion/religiosity-mastery relationship. Canadian Psychology. doi:10.1037/cap0000095.

Speed, D., & Fowler, K. (2017). Good for all? Hardly! Attending church does not benefit religiously unaffiliated. Journal of Religion and Health, 56, 986-1002. doi:10.1007/s10943-016-0317-5

Stinespring, J, & Cragun, R.T. (2015). Simple Markov model for estimating the growth of nonreligion in the United States.” Science, Religion, and Culture 2(3):96–103.

Sumerau, J. E., & Cragun, R. T. (2016). “I think some people need religion”: The social construction of nonreligious moral identities. Sociology of Religion, srw031.

Zimmerman, K.J.,Smith, J.M., Simonson, K., & Myers, B.W. (2015). Familial relationship outcomes of coming out as an atheist. Secularism and Nonreligion 4(4), 1-13.