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Human Sciences

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Tracking and Understanding the Effects of Transformative Events in People’s LivesRegents of the University of MichiganRada Mihalcea; James Pennebaker$1,684,328
Systematic Review and Analysis of US Federal Investments in Research on Religion and HealthUniversity of ConnecticutCrystal Park; John Salsman$234,207
The Third Religion, Economics and Society (RES) Initiative: Making the Economic Study of Religion and Religious Markets a Field of the FutureChapman UniversityJared Rubin$325,346
Divine forgiveness: Phase 1Florida State University Research Foundation Inc.Frank Fincham$233,994
Religion and human flourishing – new empirical approachesPresident and Fellows of Harvard CollegeTyler VanderWeele$1,226,926

 

Philosophy & Theology

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The Genealogical Adam and Peaceful ScienceWashington UniversityS. Joshua Swamidass$103,029

 

Public Engagement

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Project to Foster Intellectual Humility and Counter the Psychology of TribalismUnion Theological SeminaryRobert Wright$233,999
Science and Religion: A Dialogue of CulturesThe Lumen Christi InstituteThomas Levergood; Michael Le Chevallier$234,767
The Big Ideas Series: Production, Distribution, and Evaluation, The World Science Festival (WSF)World Science FoundationTracy Day$2,984,698

 

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Is Empathy a Renewable Resource?
How Does Religious Participation Affect Human Flourishing
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Philosophers Win $1.1 Million in Grants to Study Epistemology of ReligionJanuary 24, 2019Daily NousThe Christian West and Islamic East: Theology, Science, and Knowledge
Baylor University Receives $2.6 Million Grant from the John Templeton Foundation for Character Strength Interventions in AdolescentsJanuary 23, 2019Baylor UniversityCharacter Strength Interventions in Adolescents: Engaging Scholars and Practitioners to Promote Virtue Development
The Art of Decision-MakingJanuary 21, 2019The New YorkerAspects of Religious Experiences: Investigations from Science, Philosophy, Theology, and Religious Studies
Program equips graduates of traditional Muslim schools for engagement with wider worldJanuary 18, 2019The Christian CenturyAdvancing Scientific and Theological Literacy in Madrasa Discourses in India
Dementia and religion: Inside a church’s Alzheimer’s caregiver support groupJanuary 18, 2019The Salt Lake TribuneDouble Helix: Informing the public about how science and religion are intertwined
Are Our Brains Wired for Free Will?January 10, 2019Dartmouth NewsThe Institute for Cross-Disciplinary Engagement at Dartmouth
USC’s Spiritual Exemplars Project to Uncover Stories of HopeJanuary 8, 2019University of Southern CaliforniaSpiritual Exemplars: A Global Project on Engaged Spirituality
“Servant Leaders.” The Foundation That Wants to Cultivate Key Virtues Among EducatorsJanuary 4, 2019Inside PhilanthropyCan Leadership Virtues be Taught? Developing Virtuous School Leaders
New Harvard Study Finds That Parental Warmth in Childhood is Associated with Subsequent Flourishing Across Multiple DomainsJanuary 3, 2019PR NewswireAdvancing Health, Religion, and Spirituality Research from Public Health to End of Life

 

Research Publications

Article TitleDatePublicationRelated Project Title
Lessons learned: Young children’s use of generic-you to make meaning from negative experiencesJanuary 1, 2019Journal of Experimental Psychology: GeneralThe Toolbox Project: Changing the way children learn about self-control
Parental warmth and flourishing in mid-lifeJanuary 1, 2019Social Science & MedicineAdvancing Health, Religion, and Spirituality Research from Public Health to End of Life
Predictive coding in the psychological sciences of religion: on flexibility, parsimony, and comprehensivenessJanuary 2, 2019Religion, Brain & BehaviorThe Representation of God in relation to Self Interview (RGSI): A move to the representational level in the attachment-religion connection
On the Reciprocally Causal and Constructive Nature of Developmental Plasticity and RobustnessJanuary 10, 2019Frontiers in GeneticsPutting the Extended Evolutionary Synthesis to the Test
Comparative genomics of Bacteria commonly identified in the built environmentJanuary 28, 2019BMC GenomicsELSI Origins Network (EON) for Research Into the Origins of Life