The Psychology of Religion (Psychology of Everything) (Paperback)

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Does religion positively affect well-being? What leads to fundamentalism? Do religious beliefs make us more moral?

The Psychology of Religion explores the often contradictory ideas people have about religion and religious faiths, spirituality, fundamentalism, and atheism. The book examines whether we choose to be religious, or whether it is down to factors such as genes, environment, personality, cognition, and emotion. It analyses religion's effects on morality, health, and social behavior and asks whether religion will survive in our modern society.

Offering a balanced view, The Psychology of Religion shows that both religiosity and atheism have their own psychological costs and benefits, with some of them becoming more salient in certain environments.

About the Author

Vassilis Saroglou is Professor of Psychology at the University of Louvain, Belgium. He has conducted extensive research on religion from the perspective of social, personality, cross-cultural, moral, and emotion psychology.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780815368120
ISBN-10: 0815368127
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: October 8th, 2020
Pages: 142
Language: English
Series: Psychology of Everything

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