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Human Sciences

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Landmark Spirituality and Health Survey Follow-Up: Prediction to Mortality, Mental, and Physical Health OutcomesUniversity of MiamiGail Ironson, Neal Krause$682,144
Promoting Open Inquiry, Viewpoint Diversity, and Constructive Disagreement on American College Campuses and in the DisciplinesHeterodox AcademyDeb Mashek$2,852,229


Philosophy & Theology

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Developing Spirituality and Mindfulness Curricula for Next Generation Philanthropic LeadersThe Philanthropy WorkshopRenee Kaplan, Jennifer Davis$204,284
God and the Book of NatureUniversity of EdinburghMark Harris, Sarah Ritchie$2,795,875
How stories inspire virtuous behaviorYale UniversityMolly Crockett, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong$800,124
Christian Meaning-Making, Suffering and the Flourishing LifeBiola UniversityLiz Hall, Crystal Park$1,113,594
Toward a Scientific Understanding of the Human Capacity for AutonomyThe Trustees of Princeton UniversityJonathan Cohen$4,995,106


Public Engagement

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Helping the American Church Engage ScienceStephen & Laurel Brown Foundation, Inc.Andrew Rick-Miller, Greg Cootsona$157,550


Character Virtue Development

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GIVE BIG: Investigating and fostering generosity in young childrenThe Governing Council of the University of TorontoJessica Sommerville$858,521



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Communication between the brain and the male reproductive tract in mammalsUniversity of MassachusettsOliver Rando$1,682,283


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Children don’t like nature as much as adults, but preferences change with ageAugust 4, 2019Neuroscience NewsVirtue, Happiness, and the Meaning of Life
Andrew Root: The challenge of being a pastor in a secular ageAugust 6, 2019Faith & LeadershipPurpose, The Pastor, and Charles Taylor
Controlling the shape-shifting skeletons of cellsAugust 8, 2019EurekAlert!The Boundaries of Life Research Initiative: Asking fundamental questions about the origins, evolution and diversity of life on Earth and beyond
Why speaking to yourself in the third person makes you wiserAugust 12, 2019Big ThinkThe Pathways to Character Project
Why Paying-It-Forward Is Good for You and Your NeighborAugust 17, 2019Psychology Today BlogGenerous by nature: Need-based transfers and the origins of human cooperation
Scientists Mull the Astrobiological Implications of an Airless Alien PlanetAugust 19, 2019Scientific AmericanOpportunity M: The Fast Track to Find Other Inhabited Worlds
Quantum gravity’s tangled timeAugust 22, 2019ScienceDailyQuantum Causal Structures


Research Publications

Article TitleDatePublicationRelated Project Title
Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking Induced by Quantum MonitoringAugust 1, 2019Physical Review LettersTime and perception in the quantum world
Joint rhythmic tapping elicits distinct emotions depending on tap timing and prior musical trainingAugust 1, 2019EmotionEnhancing children’s capacity for empathy through musical interaction
Quantifying coral morphologyAugust 2, 2019Coral ReefsPutting the Extended Evolutionary Synthesis to the Test
Entrepreneurial intent of engineering and business undergraduate studentsAugust 6, 2019Journal of Engineering EducationThe Role of Truth, Humility, and Faith in Moral Formation: A Developmental Analysis of Exemplary 20th Century Lives
The Mickey Mouse problem: Distinguishing religious and fictional counterintuitive agentsAugust 8, 2019PloS ONEUnderstanding Unbelief
The fundamental: Ungrounded or all-grounding?August 14, 2019Philosophical StudiesThe Durham Emergence Project
Interactions between earliest Linearbandkeramik farmers and central European hunter gatherers at the dawn of European NeolithizationAugust 21, 2019bioRxivThe Ancient DNA Atlas of Humanity
Measures of Community Well-Being: a TemplateAugust 26, 2019International Journal of Community Well-BeingReligion and human flourishing – new empirical approaches
General scores for accessibility and inequality measures in urban areasAugust 30, 2019Royal Society Open ScienceUnfolding the dynamics of creativity, novelties and innovation