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Books to Check Out: February 2014

To submit a new book, email apsobserver@psychologicascience.org. Big Gods: How Religion Transformed Cooperation and Conflict by Ara Norenzayan; Princeton University Press, August 25, 2013.  ... More>


Religious Infusion Predicts Intergroup Conflict Around the World

For many, religion is central to day-to-day existence, supporting faith and spirituality and providing friendship and a sense of community. But religion can also contribute to conflict. ... More>


Residents of Poorer Nations Find Greater Meaning in Life

Data from over 132 countries suggest that religiosity may help to explain why residents of poorer nations report finding greater meaning in life, despite lower life satisfaction. ... More>


The Experience of Awe in Nature Leads to Religious Beliefs