- Jordan Moon, Arizona State Univ.
- Jaimie Arona Krems, Arizona State Univ.
- Adam Cohen, Arizona State Univ.
Religious individuals are viewed as relatively more trustworthy, moral, and friendly than nonreligious individuals. Why? Whereas some work attributes these perceptions to their belief in punishing gods, we show that people perceive religious individuals as “slow” life history strategists; this perception stems from inferences about religious individuals’ (committed) sexual strategies.