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WashU Expert: Trump’s Muslim Ban Based on Animus

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Experts Able to Comment on Report Finding U.S. Anti-Semitic Incidents Have Spiked 87%

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Losing Our Religion? Not Just Yet. Expert Says Religion Transcends and Spirituality Is on the Rise.

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Religious Studies Instructor Charles H. Barfoot says religion still relevant despite dwindling church attendance.

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Project Examines 14th-Century Poetry to Broaden Interpretation of Hindu Prayer

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A University of Kansas researcher has examined a collection of literary hymns from 14th-century Kashmir to argue that carefully-constructed poetry has been a key feature of prayer in India for centuries.

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Psychosocial Stress, Claus Lamm, University of Vienna, Livia Tomova, Empathy, prosocial behavior, neural mechanisms, Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience

Stress Can Increase Empathy

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Acute psychosocial stress leads to increased empathy and prosocial behavior. An international team of researchers led by Claus Lamm from the University of Vienna investigated the effects of stress on neural mechanisms and tested the relationship between empathy and prosocial behavior in a new experiment. The study has just been published in the journal Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience.

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Panel to Discuss Civil Rights Issues for Threatened Groups

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Second panel to discuss Civil Rights Issues.

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Spiritual Retreats Change Feel-Good Chemical Systems in the Brain; May Prime for Spiritual Experiences

More Americans than ever are turning to spiritual, meditative and religious retreats as a way to reset their daily life and enhance wellbeing. Now, researchers at The Marcus Institute of Integrative Health at Thomas Jefferson University show there are changes in the dopamine and serotonin systems in the brains of retreat participants. The team published their results in Religion, Brain & Behavior.

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Florida State Religion Professor Earns Prestigious Fellowship

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A Florida State University researcher has been awarded a fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies — the preeminent representative organization for American scholarship in the humanities and related social sciences.

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Research Reveals Students in More Religious Countries Perform Worse in Science and Mathematics

The more religious people are, the lower children in that country perform in science and mathematics, according to new research at Leeds Beckett University.

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Spiritual Struggles and Mental Health

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Phrases like “spiritual struggle” and “experiential avoidance” might not typically be heard in everyday conversation, but a short chat with Bowling Green State University psychology professor Dr. Kenneth Pargament and alumna Dr. Carmen Oemig Dworsky explains why they should be. And why they are important concepts for college students to understand.







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