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Alexander I. Griffiths-Moros

  • MA (Hons) (St And.), MPhil (Cantab.), AHEA
  • PhD Candidate & Undergraduate Tutor
  • School of Psychology, University of St Andrews
  • 1PublicationsNumber of items in Alexander I.'s My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 9Followers

Recent publications

  • "God the Father": Religious Coping to Compensate for Primary Attachment Figures during Childhood Crises.

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Professional experience

PhD Candidate & Undergraduate Tutor

School of Psychology, University of St Andrews

September 2010 - Present

Consultant in Psychology and Religion

Aguilar, Benitez, and Tello Consultants

October 2009 - Present

MPhil Student

The Psychology and Religion Research Group, University of Cambridge

October 2009 - July 2010(9 months)

Undergraduate Researcher

The Memory Control Laboratory, University of St Andrews

September 2008 - June 2009(9 months)

Undergraduate Researcher

The Clinical Cognition Laboratory, University of St Andrews

February 2008 - June 2009(a year)


PhD Experimental Psychology

University of St Andrews

July 2010 - Present

MPhil Social and Developmental Psychology

University of Cambridge

October 2009 - Present

MA (Honours) Psychology and Theology

University of St Andrews, Scotland

September 2005 - June 2009(4 years)


I am currently a PhD student at the University of St Andrews under the supervision of the Head of School Professor Malcolm MacLeod. My research is focusing on the retrieval processes involved in social identity and reconciliation in the genres of politics and religion. Previous research at the University of Cambridge focused broadly on the field of religious cognition, which grows out of the larger school of thought concerned with the Psychology of Religion. My research specifically took an empirical approach to the phenomena of religiosity with a focus on the examination of developmental religious cognition. Before commencing my postgraduate studies at Cambridge University and then returning to St Andrews for PhD, I was an undergraduate MA student at the University of St Andrews from 2005-2009. Here my research focus was broadly based in Cognitive Science, examining areas such as Social Cognition working alongside Dr Elke Geraerts (Erasmus University, Rotterdam) as her research assistant, and also Professor Michael Anderson (MRC Cognitive Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge) as a contributer to his undergraduate laboratory group. As well as having a broad interest in the Psychological aspects of religion and spirituality, I also have an extensive education in Theological Studies having read Theology alongside Psychology. My areas of specialism were centred extensively in Political Theology, Practical Theology, Pastoral Care, and also focused upon Theological Anthropology and Salvation (especially with reference to the psychological condition surrounding the perception and experience of sin).


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