Call for Applications: Religious Freedom Research Project Graduate Summer Research Fellowship… https://t.co/0EMx5827Pf
David Brainerd’s 300th Birthday https://t.co/DPWKtPmmFZ Thomas Kidd, @TGC
Puritans, Baptists, and the Powers of Darkness - ISR symposium Apr. 18 featuring Crawford Gribben and Philip Jenkins https://t.co/akhaMludyU
Five Great Books on African American Evangelical History - Thomas Kidd @TGC https://t.co/rDfrYw545M
On Getting Churches Totally Wrong https://t.co/p47UX5ZQ9c Philip Jenkins via @anxious_bench @PatheosEvang
The Dancer and the Hero https://t.co/SZPw32RgTh Philip Jenkins via @anxious_bench @PatheosEvang
The Story Behind ‘Paul, Apostle of Christ,’ by @MeanCharlotte - cites the work of ISR's Rodney Stark https://t.co/eTF387hEUQ via @WSJOpinion
Puritans, Baptists, and the Powers of Darkness - ISR symposium Apr. 18 featuring Crawford Gribben and Philip Jenkin… https://t.co/hElvfwY8jj
Western Christians’ Responses to Denials of Religious Freedom - Paul Marshall https://t.co/5jPd5qjgXd @drpaulmarshall @CaesarsSword
The distinctive faith of South America's Quechua Catholics https://t.co/kwJ1vlhPa1 Philip Jenkins via @ChristianCent

Program on Prosocial Behavior

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Director
Dr. Byron R. Johnson
Director of Prosocial Behavior
Jang-web Dr. Sung Joon Jang
Co-Director of Prosocial Behavior

Criminology has always been only “half” of a field. Its focus is limited to antisocial behavior, with almost no attention ever given to prosocial activities. That is, criminologists ask why people do, or do not, commit crimes; they rarely ask why people do, or do not do, good deeds.

Program on Prosocial Behavior emphasizes the neglected “half” of human behavior. For example, why do so many people generously give money to help those in need? Or, why do most of the people reared in ‘bad’ neighborhoods turn out not only to be law-abiding, but to be good citizens? Indeed, how are people transformed from antisocial patterns of behavior to positive patterns? In keeping with the overall mission of ISR, the role of religion in promoting prosocial behavior will be the central concern. Not only the role of religiousness in guiding individual behavior, but the role of faith-based groups and organizations in fostering prosocial activities.

TYRO Dads

Assessing the Long-Term Effectiveness of Seminaries in Maximum Security Prisons

Character Virtues and College Students: A Pilot Study

Merit Beyond the Badges: Eagle Scouts in Later Life

Prosocial Youth Behavior

Economics of Religion

National Domestic Violence Fatality Review Initiative

Faith & Community Technical Support (FACTS)