Children and belief (Part 1)
Olivera Petrovich suggests belief in a creator is the default position of children.
Olivera Petrovich is a member of two faculties in the University of Oxford: Department of Experimental Psychology, where she conducts empirical research and lectures in Developmental Questions in Science and Religion, and the Faculty of Theology at Wolfson College, where her responsibilities include teaching and examining in the Psychology of Religion. She lectures on topics at the interface of psychology and theology. Projects include the psychological research of religion in human development across the lifespan and in different cultures; the nature of religious understanding and the origin of religious concepts.
She spoke to John Dickson about her research, which suggests that belief in a creator is the default position of children.