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Highly religious people are less motivated by compassion than are non-believers

Highly religious people are less motivated by compassion than are non-believers | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
"Love thy neighbor" is preached from many a pulpit. But new research suggests that the highly religious are less motivated by compassion when helping a stranger than are atheists, agnostics and less religious people.
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Narcissism impairs ethical judgment even among the highly religious

Narcissism impairs ethical judgment even among the highly religious | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Although high levels of narcissism can impair ethical judgment regardless of one's religious orientation or orthodox beliefs, narcissism is more harmful in those who might be expected to be more ethical.
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What Came First, Religion or Depression?

What Came First, Religion or Depression? | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

How is it that we depressives tend to be more spiritual? Or is it that the more religion you get in your life, the more depressed?

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Queen's study finds religion helps us gain self-control

Queen's study finds religion helps us gain self-control | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Thinking about religion gives people more self-control on later, unrelated tasks; according to results from a series of recent Queen's University study.
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Religious beliefs battle hypertension | PsyPost

Religious beliefs battle hypertension | PsyPost | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Does a belief in God confer any health benefits? With the help of a large Norwegian longitudinal health study called HUNT, researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) were able to find a clear relationship between time spent in church and lower blood pressure in both women and men.

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Death anxiety increases atheists' unconscious belief in God

Death anxiety increases atheists' unconscious belief in God | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
When non-religious people think about their own death they become more consciously skeptical about religion, but unconsciously grow more receptive to religious belief, new research suggests.
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Video games depict religion as violent and problematized

Video games depict religion as violent and problematized | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Greg Perreault, a doctoral student in the University of Missouri School of Journalism, found that the many newer-generation video games equate religion with violence in the game narratives.
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Synesthesia and Buddhism

Synesthesia and Buddhism | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Could synesthesia be a form of heightened awareness? A leading medical anthropologist thinks so.

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What If Our Brains Aren't Good Enough?

What If Our Brains Aren't Good Enough? | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

As marvelous as our brains are, they're principally constructed to help us survive and reproduce—not to answer the big questions.

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Religious, Spiritual Support Benefits Men And Women Facing Chronic Illness, MU Study Finds

Religious, Spiritual Support Benefits Men And Women Facing Chronic Illness, MU Study Finds | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Individuals who practice religion and spirituality report better physical and mental health than those who do not.
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