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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?

Yes, Mom and Dad, I Lied Sometimes—But That’s All Your Fault

Cycles of Fear and Bias in the Criminal Justice System

Does Punishing Speeders Prevent Speeding?

New research finds that tickets and citations may be important tools in convincing drivers to put the brakes on speeding. ... More>