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What the Law Intends Versus What the Law Delivers

Past APS Board Member Barbara A. Spellman of the University of Virginia serves as a discussant during the symposium, “Distributing Justice: What the Law Intends Versus What the Law Delivers.” […]... More>


Another Reason to Oppose the Death Penalty


Learning Through Observation

The famous Bobo doll experiment showed that children learn through observation, not just through reward and punishment. In that classic study, Albert Bandura showed that children who had watched adults […]... 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>


Is the Justice System Overly Punitive?