Mark Peterson / Friday, April 2, 2021 / Categories: Calls and Announcements, Announcements Request for Proposals: Primals Research Awards Awarding $250k and $125k Grants for Psych Research on Primal World Beliefs The University of Pennsylvania Positive Psychology Center, with support from the Templeton Religion Trust, is pleased to announce the Primals Research Awards. Our goal is to promote new empirical research exploring how primal world beliefs (‘primals’) are formed, maintained, change, or influence nontrivial outcomes or psychological processes. As recently introduced (Clifton et al., 2019; https://tinyurl.com/y4m62r7k), primals are basic perceptions of the general character of the world as a whole, such as the world is dangerous and the world is interesting, that correlate with many behaviors and wellbeing-related variables. We are awarding one $250,000 award and two $125,000 awards that will be administered over 24 months (July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024) to Principal Investigators proposing to examine primals from any of the following eight disciplinary perspectives: 1. Clinical Psychology 2. Positive Psychology 3. Health Psychology 4. Organizational Psychology 5. Political Psychology 6. Personality Psychology 7. Social Psychology 8. Developmental Psychology Project leaders are Dr. Jeremy Clifton and Dr. Martin Seligman. Advisors are Dr. Crystal Park and Dr. Alia Crum. Letters of Intent (2 pages max) are due Sept 26, 2021. See full details here: https://ppc.sas.upenn.edu/opportunities/primals-research-awards-rfp Previous Article Personnel Psychology Call for Research on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Applications in Personnel Selection/Staffing Next Article Member Spotlight: Alexandra Zelin, PhD Print 667 Rate this article: No rating Tags: Proposals Grants Research Organizational Psychology Primal Research Comments are only visible to subscribers.