NEWS & MEDIA ARCHIVE

 Date  Researcher  Title & Location (Click for Link)
June 10, 2014 Dr. Justin Barrett “The Evolutionary Psychology of Believing in God.” Radio interview on “Future Tense,” Radio National, Australia.
October 31, 2012 Dr. Justin Barrett “Born Believers.” Radio interview on “To the best of our knowledge,” Wisconsin Public Radio.
September 13, 2012 Dr. Pamela Ebstyne King “How Do Spirituality and Religion Enter Into a Child’s Development.” MomEnough.com
September 7, 2012 Dr. Justin Barrett “Cognitive Science, Religion, and Theology.” Templeton Press, YouTube Channel.
July 20, 2012 Dr. Justin Barrett “Are we born to believe?” Fox News Live.
July 19, 2012 Dr. Justin Barrett “Born Believers.” Radio interview on “To the best of our knowledge,” KPCC FM Pasadena.
May 9, 2012 Dr. Justin Barrett Radio interview on “The Daily Circuit” show, Minnesota Public Radio.
April 16, 2012 Dr. Justin Barrett Radio interview on Newstalk Ireland.
March 15, 2012 Dr. Justin Barrett Radio interview with Jesse Singal, Daily Beast / Newsweek
March 1, 2012 Dr. Justin Barrett Film interview with Robert Kuhn for “Closer to Truth” series, PBS.

Thrive Center News

  • Dr. Ben HOULTBERG on How Michael Phelps’ Rehab Trip Can Teach You Lessons

    Listen to the Beyond Athletic podcast of Ryan Jay Owens’s interview with Ben Houltberg, from http://www.ryanjayowens.com/blog#axzz4RcraEVTU.
  • 2016–2017 Thrive Lab Off to a Great Start

    Pictured: L to R, back row, standing: Pamela Ebstyne King, Luke Durain, Rachel Falco, Juliette Ratchford, Kimberly Griswold, Ben Houltberg, Kristen Capodanno (staff) | Middle row, standing: Nanyamka Redmond, Susan Carlson Wood (staff), Christa Nelson, Jane Zimmermann, Madison Gilbertson | Front, seated: Brittany Ketchup (visiting), Darrell Walters, Abbey Craigg, Abbie Shepherd, Leanne Bishara, Denette Boyd-King, Christine Merola | (Not pictured ...
  • Thrive Center Seeks Executive Director

      The Thrive Center for Human Development at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, seeks a visionary, innovative leader as executive director. The Thrive Center was established in 2011 based on the former Center for Research for Child and Adolescent Development within the School of Psychology at Fuller, with the dual mission to study human thriving and to translate that ...
  • Houltberg Blog on Jewel’s Never Broken website

    The Never Broken website, created by Jewel, featured a blog by Dr. Benjamin Houltberg: posted September 20, 2016, in the series Hard Wood Grows Slowly   The blog includes a link to Ben’s lates identity talk at Hope Sports:
  • Jim Furrow speaks at Wheaton College, September 16, 2016

    James L. Furrow, PhD spoke twice at Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois, on Friday, September 16, 2016. He delivered the Inaugural Integration Lecture for their Systemic Integration Conference: “Redeeming Relationships: Getting to the Heart of the Matter.” The text of that message will be available shortly. In addition, Dr. Furrow gave the message for College Chapel  “Finding Peace in a Restless ...
  • Dr. Houltberg participates in seminar “Sport, Psychology and Christianity” at Global Congress on Sports and Christianity, August 2016, UK

    Dr. Benjamin Houltberg participated in the three-hour seminar “Sport, Psychology and Christianity” as a delegate at the inaugural Global Congress on Sports and Christianity, August 24-28, 2016, held at York St John University, UK. Erik Dailey—a PhD candidate in Theology & Culture—also presented data for our Team World Vision Study and participated in a strand for fitness. Erik worked on ...
  • Tyler Greenway and Abigail Shepherd’s “Love Thy Neighbor as Thyself” Project Receives $40,000 Grant

    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 ...
  • Call for Papers: Processes of Religious and Spiritual Influence in Adolescence

    We are excited to announce a call for submissions for a special section of the Journal of Research on Adolescence dedicated to “Processes of Religious and Spiritual Influence in Adolescence,” to be co-edited by Sam Hardy and Pamela Ebstyne King. While much research has demonstrated correlates of religiosity and spirituality, little is known about processes of influence linking them to ...
  • Thrive Center Fellow Christine Merola Presents Measurement of Diverse Adolescent Spirituality (MDAS) at 2016 APA Annual Convention

    Christine Merola, MA, PsyD student researcher and 2016–2017 Thrive Scholars Fellow, presented Thrive Center research for APA Division 36, Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, at the APA Annual Convention in Denver, Colorado, on August 7, 2016. Merola gave the presentation on behalf of Pamela Ebstyne King, PhD, Seong-Hyeon Kim, PhD, and James L. Furrow, PhD. Recent focus on spirituality and ...
  • Pamela King Gives Opening Plenary Lecture at Children’s Spirituality Conference, June 12, 2016

    On June 12, 2016, Dr. Pamela Ebstyne King delivered the opening plenary address at the fifth Children’s Spirituality Conference. She spoke on the topic “Kids & God: Nurturing Your Child’s Spirituality and Ability to Thrive.” Participants received her message warmly, and lively discussion over the course of the evening and the next two days reinforced Dr. King’s sense that this ...
  • Congratulations, 2016 PhD, PsyD Graduates!

  • Reciprocating Self, 2nd ed., to be released in August

  • Pamela Ebstyne King installation into the Peter L. Benson Chair of Applied Developmental Science

    Pamela Ebstyne King, PhD, was installed into the Peter L. Benson Chair of Applied Developmental Science on Thursday, May 5, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. Participants in the service included Migum Gweon, director of clinical training for Marriage and Family and instructor in Marriage and Family (prelude pianist); Dean of Chapel and Spiritual Formation and Assistant Professor of Psychology Laura Robinson Harbert; President Mark ...
  • Fuller School of Psychology Student Research Colloquium and Poster Session

  • The Thrive Center at the Christian Association for Psychological Studies 2016

    The Thrive Center will be presenting at the Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS) in Pasadena, California. See below for more information on presentation information and for links to calendar entries. Mindfulness-Based Therapies: A Christian Perspective Presentation Time: Thursday, March 10 (2:00 – 3:00pm) Presenters: Aaron Rosales & Pamela Ebstyne King Thriving: Beyond the Buzzword to Fostering Relationships and Spirituality that Empower Youth ...
  • The Thrive Center at Society for Research on Adolescence, 2016

    The Thrive Center will be presenting at the Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA) in Baltimore, Maryland. See below for more information on presentation information and for links to calendar entries. Poster Discussion Symposium: An Anchor in the Storm: Religion and Spirituality as Protective Factors Among At-Risk and/or Ethnic Minority Youth Participants: Discussant: Pamela King, Fuller Theological Seminary Chair: Meredith Hope, University of ...
  • Congratulations to Abbie Shepherd Beyenberg and Tyler Greenway

    School of Psychology doctoral students Abbie Shepherd Beyenberg and Tyler Greenway’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 Student Research Award from APA’s Division 36 for the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality. Their project will investigate the effects of moral intuitions and intercessory prayer ...
  • Slate.com: “You Aren’t as Smart as You Think You Are”

    “I went to a news website, clicked on the headline story, and scrolled down to the comments section. There it was: people calling each other ignorant, uneducated, and stupid. It took me all of one minute to find evidence of incivility centered on questioning the intellectual inferiority of others. I don’t know if intellectual humility is at an all-time low, ...
  • PRESS RELEASE: Templeton Foundation Awards 3-Year Research Grant to Fuller Seminary

    TEMPLETON FOUNDATION AWARDS 3-YEAR RESEARCH GRANT TO FULLER SEMINARY. Fuller’s Thrive Center for Human Development to study character and virtue development in adolescent athletes. Fuller Theological Seminary’s Thrive Center for Human Development has received a three-year, $780,159 research grant from the Templeton Foundation to examine the best ways to develop character strengths and virtues in adolescents. The study—the first of ...
  • Searching for Explanations: How the Internet Inflates Estimates of Internal Knowledge

    How often are you sitting at the dinner table, having a conversation about a unique and thought provoking topic, when someone sitting at the table (possibly you) pulls out his or her phone to do some on-the-fly research? Researchers Matthew Fisher, Mariel K. Goddu, and Frank C. Keil of Yale University explore how having the data of the internet always ...
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