Posts Tagged ‘religion’

UBC experts comment on Middle East conflict

Nov. 16, 2012 | Filed under: Hot Topics, Media Advisory, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , ,

UBC experts are available to provide analysis of the bloodshed in the Middle East and its implications for the world.

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UBC gains $3.8 million for major studies on religion, security, trade

May. 25, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

The University of British Columbia has launched major new research projects on religion and morality, terrorism and security, international relations in the digital age, free trade and sustainability, thanks to $3.8 million in new funding from Canada’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).

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Analytic thinking can decrease religious belief: UBC study

Apr. 26, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

A new University of British Columbia study finds that analytic thinking can decrease religious belief, even in devout believers.

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UBC study explores distrust of atheists by believers

Nov. 30, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Distrust is the central motivating factor behind why religious people dislike atheists, according to a new study led by UBC psychologists.

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Markets and religion – not family ties – shaped norms of fairness, punishment in complex societies: UBC study

Mar. 18, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , ,

Members of large-scale, complex human societies have learned to play nice with strangers through the norms that are associated with market participation and world religions, and not solely due to an evolved psychology for cooperation in small groups as previously believed, according to UBC-led research.

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