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Human Sciences

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Are planned analyses more reliable than discoveries? A test of the efficacy of preregistrationRector & Visitors of the University of VirginiaBethany Teachman$169,909
From reality to representation: Exploring the role of anxiety as a moderator in the development of beliefs about supernatural powersTrustees of Boston UniversityKathleen Corriveau, Telli Davoodi$234,800
The Evolutionary Dynamics of Religion, Family Size, and Child SuccessUniversity of OtagoJohn Shaver, Mary Shenk$2,380,604
Faith and Beliefs of “Nonbelievers”Česká křesťanská akademie, z.s.Tomáš Halík, Pavel Hošek$675,888
The transmission of religion across generations: a comparative international study of continuities and discontinuities in family socializationWestfälische Willhelms-Universität MünsterChristel Gaertner, Kati Tervo-Niemelä$1,944,155
Certain Religious Beliefs May Foster Resilience in the Face of Economic AdversityRector & Visitors of the University of VirginiaJazmin Brown-Iannuzzi, Will Gervais$153,748


Natural Sciences

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Increasing Complexity: The First Rule of Evolution?The University of BathMatthew Wills, Marcello Ruta$793,292
The Roots of GratitudeTrustees for Roman Catholic PurposesCelia Deane-Drummond, Penny Spikins$218,555


Philosophy and Theology

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Cosmology Beyond SpacetimeBoard of Trustees of the University of IllinoisNicholas Huggett, Christian Wuthrich$599,991
Towards understanding a unified mindUniversity of AmsterdamYair Pinto, Victor Lamme$805,519

Character Virtue Development

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Institute for the Study of Human Flourishing Strategic Planning InitiativeThe Board of Regents of the University of OklahomaNancy Snow$134,366
Martin Institute Emerging Leaders ProjectWestmont CollegeSamuel Kimbriel, Gary Moon$229,578

Voluntary Family Planning

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A randomized evaluation of scalable interventions to address factors causing fertility to exceed privately desired family size in Burkina FasoInnovations for Poverty ActionSeema Jayachandran$390,099

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How We Can Avoid Escalating ArgumentsSeptember 26, 2019FuturityDeveloping the Chicago Center for Practical Wisdom
The Explosive Science of EpigeneticsSeptember 26, 2019ElementalMolecular Etiology of Epigenetic Transgenerational Inheritance of Disease
Philosophers Receive $600K for “Cosmology Beyond Spacetime”September 26, 2019DailyNousCosmology Beyond Spacetime
McLean successfully integrates spirituality and religion with mental health treatmentSeptember 19, 2019EurekAlert!Enhancing Practice-Based Evidence for Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapies: An Interdisciplinary Big Data Project
A Famous Argument Against Free Will Has Been DebunkedSeptember 10, 2019The AtlanticConsciousness and Free Will: A Joint Neuroscientific-Philosophical Investigation
Largest-ever ancient-DNA study illuminates millennia of South and Central Asian prehistorySeptember 10, 2019EurekAlert!The Ancient DNA Atlas of Humanity
Human flourishing in an age of gene editingSeptember 3, 2019EurekAlert!Gene Editing and Human Flourishing
Complex Birdsongs Help Biologists Piece Together the Evolution of Lifelong LearningSeptember 3, 2019The ConversationNovel cultural approaches to human evolution


Research Publications

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Theoretical equivalence and dualitySeptember 24, 2019SyntheseThe Black Hole Initiative: Towards a Center for Interdisciplinary Research
Distinct patterns of thought mediate the link between brain functional connectome and psychological well-beingSeptember 8, 2019bioRxivProspective Psychology Stage 2: A Research Competition
The association between Extraversion and well‐being is limited to one facetSeptember 6, 2019Journal of PersonalityWell-Being: Investigations in Science, Philosophy, Theology, & Religious Studies
The Value of Character-Based Judgement in the Professional DomainSeptember 5, 2019Journal of Business EthicsTransformative Britain
Kombucha: a novel model system for cooperation and conflict in a complex multi-species microbial ecosystemSeptember 3, 2019PeerJGenerous by nature: Need-based transfers and the origins of human cooperation
Absence of a thick atmosphere on the terrestrial exoplanet LHS 3844bSeptember 1, 2019NatureThe Alien Earths Initiative
Scientific Utopia III: Crowdsourcing ScienceSeptember 1, 2019Perspectives on Psychological ScienceCenter for Open Science – Openness, integrity, and reproducibility: Aligning scientific practices with scientific values to accelerate discovery