Photos: Dr. Luke Galen on “The Roots of Morality”

Psychology Lecture Series - Dr. Luke Galen

Yesterday, Dr. Luke Galen (Associate Professor of Psychology at Grand Valley State University) presented to a capacity crowd at the Applied Technology Center Auditorium on “The Roots of Morality: Does Religion Play a Role or is the Tail Wagging the Dog?”

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The presentation considered the root of morality and pro-social behavior. Are we kind and considerate of others because religion creates a set of rules and “commandments” or are these behaviors a natural result of our evolutionary need to live in community? Dr. Galen also discussed why humans construct religions and how religion can create prejudicial beliefs and behaviors.

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