Dr Miguel Farias
Lecturer and Director of Studies in Psychology
BSc (Lisbon), MA (Wales), DPhil (Oxon)
Departmental lecturer in Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford
Deputy Course Director of MSc in Psychological Research, University of Oxford
Dr Farias is Departmental Lecturer and Deputy Course Director of the MSc in psychological research at the Department of Experimental Psychology, at the University of Oxford, having previous held a lecturership at Goldsmiths College, University of London, and several postdoctoral research fellowships at the University of Oxford. He has published extenstively and held substantial research grants particularly focused on how beliefs in general — whether in God, spiritual forces, or humanity — work and affect our experience and interpretation of events, and on the motivational and cognitive origins of these beliefs, i.e. how they arise and are strengthened by environmental situations such as anxiety and stress.