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Project Title  Science, Explored: Radiolab on Science and the Big Questions Establishing a Templeton LSST Early-Career Research Fellowship The Role of Cultural Evolution in Human Understanding Global Flourishing Study: Piloting and Waves 1-5 Validation and Unification of Love Measurement
 Grantee(s) New York Public Radio LSST Inc Chancellor, Master and Scholars of the University of Oxford Baylor University The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
 Project Leader(s) Suzie Lechtenburg Jennifer Sokoloski Geoffrey Bird, Caroline Catmur Byron Johnson, Tyler VanderWeele Sara Algoe
 Amount $1,513,801 $6,970,779 $1,047,860 $11,120,475 $1,648,108


August Grant Features

Mischevious Brothers: The Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu Share The Secret To Joy India’s Patchwork Pluralism Quantum Biology and the Arrow of Time Generosity Comes More Naturally To Some People Than Others. Here’s Why. Generosity: Is It Really Better To Give Than Receive?



Grantees in the News

Article Title Date Publication Grantee Mentioned
New Science Explores 3 Pathways To Better Relationships — Forgiveness, Humility, And Patience August 25, 2021 Forbes Everett L. Worthington Jr., Virginia Commonwealth University
Why You Need to Protect Your Sense of Wonder — Especially Now August 25, 2021 Harvard Business Review Ethan Kross, University of Michigan
Character and Human Flourishing August 25, 2021 Psychology Today Tyler J. VanderWheele, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University


Research Publications

Article Title Date Publication Related Project Title
How social media shapes polarization August 19, 2021 Trends in Cognitive Sciences Social virtue epistemology: What does it take to be an intellectually humble Socratic gadfly?
The arrow of time in operational formulations of quantum theory August 9, 2021 Quantum Life on the Edge: Quantum Thermodynamics, Quantum Biology and the Arrow of Time
Unveiling the Population of Wandering Black Holes via Electromagnetic Signatures August 2, 2021 The Astrophysical Journal Letters The Black Hole Initiative: Towards A Center For Interdisciplinary Research, Competing Renewal
The Link Between Religiousness and Prejudice: Testing Competing Explanations in an Adolescent Sample August 1, 2021 Psychology of Religion and Spirituality Religiousness and Adolescent Risk Behavior
A local community course that raises wellbeing and pro-sociality: Evidence from a randomised controlled trial August 1, 2021 Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization Programme on the enjoyment of life and virtuous behaviour: their determinants and actions to influence them


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