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Cover Story

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>

Holy Safety Net! Religion and Recklessness

Moral instruction is a big part of religion. That’s why most faiths come with strict laws of personal conduct. Indeed, many believe that living a sober life, free of risk […]... More>

Risky Drivers More Likely to Ignore Road Rules Even as Pedestrians

Research comparing risky behavior between pedestrians and drivers finds that some people are more likely to engage in dangerous behavior, behind the wheel or not. ... More>

Teaching Current Directions

Teaching Current Directions in Psychological Science

Aimed at integrating cutting-edge psychological science into the classroom, “Teaching Current Directions in Psychological Science” offers advice and how-to guidance about teaching a particular area of research or topic in […]... More>

Observer Article

James McKeen Cattell Fund Fellowships Awarded

Sight restoration, religious diversity, and cultural influences on visual processing are among the research areas being supported by 2014–2015 James McKeen Cattell Fund Fellowships. Recipients of this year’s fellowships are APS Fellow Ara Norenzayan, Ione Fine, and Todd A. Kahan. ... More>