For Americans, Partisanship Trumps Values, According to New Research
We get upset when politicians from the other party act in ways that defy our moral values. When someone from our own party does it, we're not always so concerned.
For All the Benefits of Studying Mathematics, Some Critics See a Dark Side
Could the objective assurance in correct answers mandated in mathematics education teach students to be similarly calculating and assured when it comes to daily moral conundrums?
Is It Just an 'Atheists' Club'? Inside the House of Representatives' New Freethought Caucus
As religious tensions flare in the House, four Democratic congressmen are launching a new group dedicated to science-based policy, separation of church and state, and freedom for all—including atheists.
Do Unto Others? Sure—If They're in Our Social Circle
New research reports the moral imperative to help those in need is much weaker if the needy person in question is a stranger.
Why Aren’t Ethics and Morality Considered Relevant in Debates Over Wildlife Culls?
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is in the process of killing thousands of cormorants without even considering the ethics.
Study: Americans Intuitively Judge Atheists as Immoral
New research finds a link between disbelief and unethical behavior is strongly lodged in Americans’ minds.
Thoughts of Faith and God Decrease Tolerance for Ambiguity
New research finds exposure to Christian ideas—or even standing in the shadow of a cathedral—nudges people in the direction of black-and-white thinking.
On Moral Values, Liberals More Prone to Stereotype Than Conservatives
New research finds people on both sides of the ideological divide caricature the other, but those on the far left are the most guilty.