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Teaching Current Directions

Teaching Current Directions in Psychological Science

Featured articles: “Unpacking Emotion Differentiation” and “Religion’s Profound Influences on Psychology” ... More>

Thinking of God Makes People Bigger Risk-Takers

Reminders of God can make people more likely to seek out and take risks, suggesting that people view God as as a source of protection and security. ... More>

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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>

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>