• 04-04-2014: Crossroads Proposal for "Religion, Experience, and Mind" selected for funding

  • 11-15-2013: Research Award from the Immortality Project for Study of Near-Death Experiences

  • 11-15-2013: New edition of Handbook of the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality


About Us

The Religion, Experience, and Mind (REM) Lab Group at the University of California, Santa Barbara is composed of graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, and faculty from various disciplines, including religious studies, psychology, and anthropology.  The primary aim of the REM Lab is to assist in the development of individual and collaborative research projects, including papers, dissertations, and grant proposals, that seek to understand the interaction of religion, experience, and mind across traditions and cultures.  Participants in the REM Lab integrate an overall scientific approach drawn from the behavioral sciences (social and cognitive) with historical and ethnographic methods drawn from the humanities.  For a complete list of current members and their research interests, please click on this link.