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Thinking of God Makes People Bigger Risk-Takers

Reminders of God can make people more likely to seek out and take risks, suggesting that people view God as as a source of protection and security. ... More>


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Faith or Fear?

Researchers in psychology and anthropology have discovered heightened patterns of honesty and civility among people who view their gods as more punitive than forgiving. This integrative research is generating new insights into religion’s influence on mores and behaviors, both at the individual and societal levels. ... More>


The Paradox of the Free-Market Liberal


Shakespeare: One of the First and Greatest Psychologists


Attitudes About Who Brings Home the Bacon Lag Behind Economic Reality

Utilizing a new measure, psychological scientists find that deterministic attitudes about gender can have real impacts on men and women’s career choices and earnings. ... More>