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The Roots of Religion

Belgian psychological scientist Vassilis Saroglou has identified two personality traits that shape our religiosity. He and other researchers explain the psychological and cultural foundations of spiritual beliefs and practices. ... More>


Diversifying Science to Represent Diverse Populations

A special series in Clinical Psychological Science highlights the importance of broadening the traditional scope of clinical science research so that it addresses the needs and concerns of diverse populations. ... More>


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>


Awe: the powerful emotion with strange and beautiful effects


Feeling Small in the Face of Nature Makes People More Generous