Pascal Boyer

Professor of Sociocultural Anthropology and Psychology​
Henry Luce Professor of Collective and Individual Memory
PhD, Universite de Paris-Nanterre
research interests:
  • Cognitive Processes
  • Cultural Transmission
  • Cognitive Development
  • Evolutionary Psychology
  • Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • Religion

contact info:

mailing address:

  • WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
  • CB 1114
  • ONE BROOKINGS DR.
  • ST. LOUIS, MO 63130-4899

​In Professor Boyer's work, he combines experimental (laboratory) studies with field research to answer the following question: What cognitive processes are engaged in the acquisition, use and transmission of cultural knowledge?

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