morality http://nhpr.org en New Research Indicates Just Thinking About Science Increases Moral Behavior http://nhpr.org/post/new-research-indicates-just-thinking-about-science-increases-moral-behavior <p>Science is supposed to be objective, value neutral, a noble pursuit of truth – whatever that may turn out to be. In recent years though, some science skeptics have sought to associate objectivity with amorality - and meanwhile, a few well-publicized academic frauds and political battles over funding have revealed that researchers are just as capable at deception as anyone else.&nbsp; Despite these setbacks, research at the University of California Santa Barbara reveals that people do indeed carry deep and p<em>ositive</em> associations with the scientific method. <strong>Piercarlo Valdesolo</strong> wrote <a href="http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=just-thinking-about-science-triggers-moral-behavior&amp;page=2" target="_blank">about the experiments</a> for Scientific American.</p><p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 16:01:22 +0000 Virginia Prescott 34491 at http://nhpr.org New Research Indicates Just Thinking About Science Increases Moral Behavior Is Fiction Good For Us? http://nhpr.org/post/fiction-good-us <p>We speak with Jonathan Gottschall about fiction's impact on morality.</p> Thu, 10 May 2012 16:00:23 +0000 Virginia Prescott 4547 at http://nhpr.org Is Fiction Good For Us?