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Morality research sheds light on the origins of religion

29/01/2014 10:50
The details surrounding the emergence and evolution of religion have not been clearly established and remain a source of much debate among scholars. Now, a new article brings a new understanding to...

Losing your religion may be unhealthy, research suggests

29/01/2014 10:49
People who leave strict religious groups are more likely to say their health is worse than members who remain in the group, according to new research. The percentage of people who left a strict...

Increased life expectancy discourages religious participation, research finds

29/01/2014 10:47
Churches will continue to attract older congregations as increasing life expectancy encourages people to put off involvement in religion, according to new research. The study, by Dr Elissaios...

'Spiritual' young people more likely to commit crimes than 'religious' ones

29/01/2014 10:45
oung adults who deem themselves “spiritual but not religious” are more likely to commit property crimes — and to a lesser extent, violent ones — than those who identify themselves as either...

Belief in hell, according to international data, is associated with reduced crime

29/01/2014 10:44
Religions are thought to serve as bulwarks against unethical behaviors. However, when it comes to predicting criminal behavior, the specific religious beliefs one holds is the determining factor,...

Repetitious, time-intensive magical rituals considered more effective, study shows

29/01/2014 10:42
A new psychology study shows the reasons why people find logic in magical rituals. The findings provide new insight into cognitive reasoning processes -- and how people intuitively make sense out of...

People merge supernatural and scientific beliefs when reasoning with the unknown, study shows

29/01/2014 10:41
A new psychology study finds adults are more likely than children to find supernatural explanations for existential questions. Reliance on supernatural explanations for major life events, such as...

Experiencing awe increases belief in supernatural

29/01/2014 10:39
Awe-inspiring moments -- like the sight of the Grand Canyon or the aurora borealis -- might increase our tendency to believe in God and the supernatural, according to new research. The new findings...

'Supernatural experiences' trigger religious donations

29/01/2014 10:37
People who have had what they believe to be supernatural experiences are more likely to be "religious givers," with their behavior based on cost-benefit principles that apply in other transactions --...
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