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World survey links religion and happiness -- for some

29/01/2014 11:06
There may be a few atheists in foxholes, but a new study suggests that in societies under stress, those who are religious outnumber -- and are happier than -- their nonreligious counterparts. Where...

Generation X more loyal to religion

29/01/2014 11:04
New research has revealed that Gen-Xers are surprisingly loyal to their faith -- a finding that suggests the rising nonreligious tide in the United States may be leveling off. In a study published in...

Brain Differences Found Between Believers In God And Non-believers

29/01/2014 11:02
Believing in God can help block anxiety and minimize stress, according to new research that shows distinct brain differences between believers and non-believers. In two studies led by Assistant...

Believers' inferences about God's beliefs are uniquely egocentric

29/01/2014 11:01
Religious people tend to use their own beliefs as a guide in thinking about what God believes, but are less constrained when reasoning about other people's beliefs, according to a new study. Nicholas...

Belief in God cuts two ways, study finds

29/01/2014 10:59
Being reminded of the concept of God can decrease people's motivation to pursue personal goals but can help them resist temptation, according to new research. "More than 90 percent of people in the...

Divine intervention? New research looks at beliefs about God's influence in everyday life

29/01/2014 10:58
Most Americans believe God is concerned with their personal well-being and is directly involved in their personal affairs, according to new research. Using data from two recent national surveys of...

Intuitive thinking may influence belief in God

29/01/2014 10:56
Intuition may lead people toward a belief in the divine and help explain why some people have more faith in God than others, according to new research. In a series of studies, researchers at Harvard...

Brain study shows that thinking about God reduces distress -- but only for believers

29/01/2014 10:53
Thinking about God may make you less upset about making errors, according to a new study. The researchers measured brain waves for a particular kind of distress-response while participants made...

Religion helps us gain self-control, study suggests

29/01/2014 10:52
Thinking about religion gives people more self-control on later, unrelated tasks, according to results from a series of recent studies. "After unscrambling sentences containing religiously oriented...
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