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dc.contributor.authorClackson, Kaili
dc.contributor.authorPohran, Nadya
dc.contributor.authorGalli, Riccardo M
dc.contributor.authorLabno, Laura
dc.contributor.authorFarias, Miguel
dc.contributor.authorBekinschtein, Tristan A
dc.contributor.authorNoreika, Valdas
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-23T17:01:31Z
dc.date.available2022-02-23T17:01:31Z
dc.date.issued2022-02
dc.identifier.issn1554-351X
dc.identifier.others13428-021-01632-3
dc.identifier.other1632
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/334376
dc.description.abstractWhile religious beliefs are typically studied using questionnaires, there are no standardized tools available for cognitive psychology and neuroscience studies of religious cognition. Here we present the first such tool-the Cambridge Psycholinguistic Inventory of Christian Beliefs (CPICB)-which consists of audio-recorded items of religious beliefs as well as items of three control conditions: moral beliefs, abstract scientific knowledge and empirical everyday life knowledge. The CPICB is designed in such a way that the ultimate meaning of each sentence is revealed only by its final critical word, which enables the precise measurement of reaction times and/or latencies of neurophysiological responses. Each statement comes in a pair of Agree/Disagree versions of critical words, which allows for experimental contrasting between belief and disbelief conditions. Psycholinguistic and psychoacoustic matching between Agree/Disagree versions of sentences, as well as across different categories of the CPICB items (Religious, Moral, Scientific, Everyday), enables rigorous control of low-level psycholinguistic and psychoacoustic features while testing higher-level beliefs. In the exploratory Study 1 (N = 20), we developed and tested a preliminary version of the CPICB that had 480 items. After selecting 400 items that yielded the most consistent responses, we carried out a confirmatory test-retest Study 2 (N = 40). Preregistered data analyses confirmed excellent construct validity, internal consistency and test-retest reliability of the CPICB religious belief statements. We conclude that the CPICB is suitable for studying Christian beliefs in an experimental setting involving behavioural and neuroimaging paradigms, and provide Open Access to the inventory items, fostering further development of the experimental research of religiosity.
dc.languageen
dc.publisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLC
dc.subjectArticle
dc.subjectAtheist
dc.subjectBelief
dc.subjectChristian
dc.subjectMoral
dc.subjectN400
dc.subjectPsycholinguistic inventory
dc.subjectReaction times
dc.subjectReligious cognition
dc.subjectScientific knowledge
dc.titleCambridge Psycholinguistic Inventory of Christian Beliefs: A registered report of construct validity, internal consistency and test-retest reliability.
dc.typeArticle
dc.date.updated2022-02-23T17:01:30Z
prism.endingPage474
prism.issueIdentifier1
prism.publicationNameBehav Res Methods
prism.startingPage457
prism.volume54
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.81792
dcterms.dateAccepted2021-05-19
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.3758/s13428-021-01632-3
rioxxterms.versionVoR
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.contributor.orcidBekinschtein, Tristan [0000-0001-5501-8628]
dc.identifier.eissn1554-3528
pubs.funder-project-idJohn Templeton Foundation (60936)
cam.issuedOnline2021-07-09


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