School of Psychology doctoral students Tyler Greenway and Abigail Shepherd’s project, Love Thy Neighbor as Thyself (and as Thy In-group): Examining the Effects of Moral Intuitions and Intercessory Prayer on Generous Behavior, has recently been awarded a $40,000 grant from the LILLY Family School of Philanthropy from Indiana University at Indianapolis. The faculty advisor on the project, Dr. Sarah Schnitker, is proud to see her students secure such a prestigious grant.
Their project will investigate the effects of moral intuitions and intercessory prayer on generosity. Results will provide insight into the nature of the interaction of virtuous attitudes and behaviors toward in-group and out-group members, cognition, and religiosity. The research will be presented this fall in Washington DC at the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA).