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Religious believers think God values the lives of out-group members more than they do themselves

Belief in all powerful supernatural entities that police moral behavior between people has been shown to promote prosocial behavior between co-religionists. But do these effects extend to members of different religious groups?

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Maintaining Close Relationships During a Pandemic

by Hasagani Tissera

Stressful times, feelings of uncertainty, and physical confinement can create conflict and tension in close relationships.

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What WAS that Masked Man Saying? How Wearing a Mask May Influence Our Interactions with Other People

by Sara D. Hodges

We know that masks can reduce COVID-19 transmission, but how are they affecting our ability to communicate with each other? A psychologist who studies how well people understand each other offers some speculations.

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When Push Comes to Shove, Loyalty Trumps Justice

by Walter J. Sowden

What do you do when someone close to you commits an immoral act?

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