New psychology research highlights the value of consistency in closeness to God


Consistency in closeness to or distance from God is associated with heightened psychological well-being, according to new research published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. The findings provide evidence that the level of closeness one feels to a deity is associated with important psychological outcomes. “Some of my earlier research focused on religion … Read more

New study highlights the role of cultural variations in the link between religion and prejudice


Regional cultural differences appear to play an important role in moderating the link between religiosity and sexist/anti-gay attitudes, according to new research published in Social Psychological and Personality Science. The study provides evidence that cultures that foster an exclusionary, threatening climate tend to weaken the relationship between religion and prejudice by constraining individual differences. “I’ve … Read more