Social Psychology Network

Maintained by Scott Plous, Wesleyan University

Vassilis Saroglou

Vassilis Saroglou

  • Media Contact
  • SPN Mentor

Research area:
Personality and social psychology of religion

Research themes:
(1) Religion and personality (Big Five, sense of humor, need for closure)
(2) Religion, morality (values, moral rigidity), and social behavior (prosocial, antisocial, submission)
(3) Religion(s), culture(s), and acculturation
(4) Specific orientations and groups: fundamentalism, cults/NRM, atheism
(5) Positive emotions, religion and spirituality

Awards & Distinctions:
APA-Division 36: Fellow (2015), Early Career (2005), Mentoring (2013), and William James (2017) Awards
IAPR-International Association for the Psychology of Religion: Quinquennial Mid-Career Godin Prize (2006)
SPSP-Society for Personality and Social Psychology: Fellow (2015) and Fellow of Division 8 (2016)
EAPP-European Association of Personalty Psychology: Mid-career Award (2018)
APS-Association for Psychological Science: Fellow (2018)

International Service
President of the International Association for the Psychology of Religion (2011-2015)
Associate Editor (2007-2014) and Co-Editor (2015-2016) of the International Journal for the Psychology of Religion
Guest co-Editor of the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology (2011, 42, 8)
President of the International Academy of Sciences of Religion (2014-2015)

Primary Interests:

  • Attitudes and Beliefs
  • Culture and Ethnicity
  • Emotion, Mood, Affect
  • Ethics and Morality
  • Group Processes
  • Helping, Prosocial Behavior
  • Personality, Individual Differences
  • Persuasion, Social Influence
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping

Research Group or Laboratory:


Journal Articles:

Other Publications:

Courses Taught:

Vassilis Saroglou
Institute of Psychological Sciences
Université catholique de Louvain
10, Place du Cardinal Mercier
1348 Louvain-la-Neuve

  • Phone: + 32 10 47 82 74
  • Fax: + 32 10 47 48 34

Send a message to Vassilis Saroglou

Note: You will be emailed a copy of your message.

Psychology Headlines

From Around the World

News Feed (35,797 subscribers)