The John Templeton Foundation funds research on the topic of religion. While some of their funded studies are worthwhile (their classical intercessory prayer study, for example, in which prayer was essentially debunked), however, their efforts are geared toward finding answers to the "Big Questions", i.e. God.
This link presents the positive effects of "Awe", the "Seventh Emotion."
SCIENCE (from the Latin for 'knowledge') informs wisdom, reason and humanism. This is a 4-legged worldview within reality that maximizes well-being for individuals and society.