What are religious experiences and what is their significance? How do we conceptualize the divine? How do religious and spiritual practices affect our health? How are religions and religious communities changing globally?
The Human Sciences Department aims to catalyze discovery about human nature, human flourishing, religion and spirituality, and other fundamental structures and realities within the social, behavioral, and cognitive sciences. The department supports basic and applied scientific research projects, especially those that seek to increase enthusiasm for neglected topics within the academy.