Will Gervais is an evolutionary and cultural psychologist whose research focuses on the cognitive, evolutionary and cultural forces that facilitate supernatural beliefs — and how these beliefs, in turn, affect cognition, evolution and culture. He works in the department of psychology at the University of Kentucky in Lexington and is director of the Beliefs and Morality […]
Why do all the world’s religions emphasize giving thanks? What are the spiritual benefits of giving thanks? The physical benefits?
Neil J. Kressel is a professor of psychology at William Patterson University in Wayne, N.J., and the author of Bad Faith: The Danger of Religious Extremism. His scholarship focuses on religion, psychology, prejudice and race relations, history, journalism, politics and political research. He is an expert on religious extremism and anti-Semitism.
Todd W. Hall is a professor of psychology at Biola University in La Mirada, Calif., and director of the Institute for Research on Psychology and Spirituality. He is co-author of Psychology in the Spirit: Contours of a Transformational Psychology.
Faith communities are offering prayers and scrambling to help as the Philippines reels from a typhoon characterized by some climatologists as the most powerful ever to make landfall.
In a Nov. 8, 2012, Q-and-A with The New York Times, philanthropic psychologist Jen Shang discussed how understanding donor behavior can lead to increased contributions for nonprofit organizations.
Read an interview at BeliefNet with Brian Glynn Williams, a historian of Islam, who says that “Islam is not the driving machine behind the Chechen resistance.”
The New Republic has a site with links to key background resources on Chechnya and the role it may have played in the lives of the Tsarnaev brothers.
The Family Research Council, a leading advocacy group for social conservativism, drew fire for an email that seemed to blame liberal values for tragedies like the Boston Marathon bombing and gun attacks.