The Nordic Issue

Eclectic, Non-WEIRD, and Culturally Sensitive


  • Ingela Visuri Dalarna University



cognitive science of religion, experimental psychology, method and theory




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How to Cite

Visuri, I. (2020). The Nordic Issue: Eclectic, Non-WEIRD, and Culturally Sensitive. Journal for the Cognitive Science of Religion, 5(2), 136–141.