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Religion Past and Present

0:13 – How Religions Became Moral and Spiritual – Pascal R. Boyer, Washington University in St. Louis 15:17 – I’m Learning (,) God: Spirituality and Religion in African American Life […]... More>


Teaching Current Directions

Teaching Current Directions in Psychological Science

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The Psychological Case for Instagramming Your Food


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No Bad Luck This Friday Unless You Think it Will Happen

Have you watched the movie Friday the 13th? Scary, isn’t it? Well, perhaps not quite as scary as the infamous Rebecca Black song, “Friday” - but close enough. If you are one of those who carries around a rabbit foot and strokes it all day long for good luck or makes a wish after blowing away a fallen eyelash – then you are probably in the midst of bolting your doors, turning on all the lights and hiding under the comforting warmth of your comforter. Tomorrow just so happens to be Friday the 13th and if you have friggatriskaidekaphobia – it’s simply not a day to be trifled with.... More>