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Clay Routledge Ph.D.
As people become less traditionally religious do they become more interested techno-religions that use science to solve the problem of death?
Chatting with the founder of a new online magazine dedicated to publishing diverse views in politics, science, culture, and the arts.
Writer Will Storr discusses his new book: Selfie.
More thoughts on problems in the social sciences and why postmodern research is not science.
A biosocial criminologist's thoughts on the state of his field, professional challenges, and ideological bias within the social sciences.
New research reveals that economic insecurity threatens perceptions of meaning in life.
Research explains so many of our nostalgic memories are connected to holiday gatherings, rituals, and traditions.
Many colleges are not overreacting to post-election concerns. They are simply making sure students are aware of and have access to important mental health services.
America is freer and safer than ever, so why do more and more students feel threatened and vulnerable?
As Americans, we need to do the challenging work of stepping outside of our own minds and trying to put ourselves in the heads of others, especially those who seem so different.
Liberals largely control the social sciences and dominate the university culture. Is this lack of viewpoint diversity harmful?
Are Americans becoming more secular or just finding new ways to explore spiritual questions and beliefs?
Wondering if you should go to graduate school in psychology and where to apply? Here are five helpful tips.
Are American women being harmed by feminists who treat them like they are an oppressed and fragile group that needs protected?
Can nostalgia explain why people are obsessed with Pokémon Go?
Is the existential threat of death preventing us from having an open and honest conversation about guns in America?
Are you looking to reenergize your romantic relationship? Nostalgia can help.
The most important psychological characteristics for becoming a good citizen and mature adult are not forged in safe spaces.
Even though atheists make up a small percentage of the population they are not aliens or people to be distrusted or disliked.
Some people think gratitude is an emotion unique to those who believe in God. But is there any compelling reason to think that atheists are not grateful?
The wiring of the brain can greatly influence people’s levels of spirituality and religiosity. But this does not mean that people have no choice in the matter.
Some of the most critically and commercially successful sci-fi film franchises have featured badass female protagonists.
Do Christians and atheists behave differently on the Internet? Research examines differences in emotionality, sociality, and analytical thinking by analyzing tweets.
Are your prayers doing any good? Science suggests that they are.
My research lab has tested and found evidence for the assertion that people feel younger after engaging in nostalgia.
I don’t know if the new Star Wars movie is going to be good. Like many, I am cautiously optimistic. Here are five reasons why it is the perfect delivery system for nostalgia.
Do people gain any psychological benefits from believing that evil supernatural forces are real? Emerging research reveals the benefits of believing in evil spirits.
Atheists seem to really drive people nuts. Polls identify atheists as untrustworthy, unelectable for public office, and unworthy of marrying into one’s family.
Lacking the motivation to socialize? Try nostalgia.
Clay Routledge, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology at North Dakota State University.
The science of the human quest for meaning, significance, and self-transcendence