Our New Paper on Income Mobility and Income Inequality Now In Press in Perspectives on Psychological Science

Our New Paper on Income Mobility and Income Inequality Now In Press in Perspectives on Psychological Science

Our new paper with SFU’s Dylan Wiwad and Lara Aknin, Income Mobility Breeds Tolerance for Income Inequality: Cross-national and Experimental Evidence, is now in press at Perspectives on Psychological Science. The abstract appears below, and the you can download the pre-print draft here. American politicians often justify income inequality by referencing the opportunities people have to move between economic stations. Though past research...

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Updated Heaven, Hell and Crime data for Shariff & Rhemtulla 2012

Updated Heaven, Hell and Crime data for Shariff & Rhemtulla 2012

There have been some requests for the data for Shariff & Rhemtulla (2012)–which shows how national crime rates are divergently predicted by the country’s belief in Heaven and belief in Hell. These data are all freely available, but I’ve compiled them here for download in SPSS format. I’ve updated the data to the most recent versions. Also, I’m just including the crime data for homicide rates, rather than for all...

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New paper on stereotypes about Christians and science performance in press at SPPS

New paper on stereotypes about Christians and science performance in press at SPPS

Our new research paper, Negative Stereotypes Cause Christians to Underperform in and Disidentify with Science, with collaborators Kimberly Rios and Rebecca Trotton, and CaML members Zhen Cheng and Azim Shariff  is now in press at Social and Personality Psychological Science. The paper shows how negative stereotypes about Christians’ performance in science can actually diminish their performance at analytical tasks and sap their interest...

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Brett Awarded SSHRC Fellowship

Brett Awarded SSHRC Fellowship

Brett Mercier, a newly-dubbed second year doctoral student and Azim’s fellow Canadian, has been awarded the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada’s doctoral fellowship.  Brett received this award for his proposal to study the relationship between religion and wealth inequality. More information on the SSHRC award found here. Congratulations,...

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Adam wins APS Summer Research Grant

Adam wins APS Summer Research Grant

One of our talented undergraduate researchers, Adam Norris, has received the APS Summer Research Grant from Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology.  This summer, Adam will be working on a project with Azim and Stephanie which will examine how religiosity factors into moral appraisals of terrorists and terrorist acts. Congratulations, Adam!

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