We may associate the Jewish New Year with inward reflection, but the Mishnah and the commentaries are clear that Judaism treats teshuvah as a fundamentally social process.
Morality-as-cooperation is pushing researchers in moral psychology to think more rigorously about the evolutionary background and specific processes that might give rise to moral sentiments.
As Jews begin to prepare for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, and a new season of “The Good Place” starts soon, what lessons can the show teach us for 5780?
What leads Jewish law to adapt to new scientific discoveries, and what causes it to remain steadfast?
What are religion and science useful for, and where do they need one another? This question is visualized in a short video.
Our social emotions, like anger, compassion, guilt and gratitude, are really designed to help us solve the Tragedy of the Commons.
When communicating science to a skeptical audience, it’s important who does the talking.
We’re not even aware of how often it is that we use the scientific process to make decisions in our lives – even in our faith lives.
To lessen gun deaths, we need to truly feel our fear and anger. And then we need to be able to do research on potential effective ways to do so, even in our current political climate.
Sources as ancient as the Talmud say that even if we know intellectually that a habit is wrong, we’ll often keep doing it. Why?