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Psychology of religion

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Psychology of religion consists of the application of psychological methods and interpretive ..... The idea that religiosity arises from the human need for security has also been furthered by studie...

A reason to believe - American Psychological Association

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Researchers say that religion may fill the human need for finding meaning, sparing us from existential angst while also supporting social organization.

new theory suggests people are attracted to religion for 16 reasons

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These basic human needs – which include honor, idealism, curiosity and acceptance – can explain why certain people are attracted to religion, why God images ...

Humans believe in GOD because religion fulfills our 16 basic ...

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Oct 13, 2015 ... He insists it's impossible to boil religion down to a single motivation and that to be successful a religion needs to appeal to the various of human ...

Why do humans need religion? - Angelfire

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7/6 - enthalpy - When humans are unknowing and confused they make theories in ... There are so many other reasons why people need religion, not only the ...

Need for Religion | Need for Religion | Books on Islam and Muslims ...

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It appears that the word دين is more comprehensive than the English word '' Religion'' which puts emphasis on only ''Human recognition of super-human ...

Why do so many people need religion in their lives? - Quora

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People seek meaning. A belief system provides an overlay for our human experiences that puts different events into context and gives them meaning beyond the ...

Do Intelligent People Need Religion? | Religion Dispatches

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Aug 23, 2013 ... Hart isn't out to defend religion on all fronts, but simply to remind us that, as he puts it: “The human longing for the transcendent runs ...

7 Reasons Why It's Easier for Humans to Believe in God Than ...

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Nov 26, 2013 ... 7 Reasons Why It's Easier for Humans to Believe in God Than Evolution ... And it's a short step to religion: "When people anthropomorphize gods, ... the "need for cognitive closure," which describes a psychological need to ...

Why do we need religion? - USATODAY.com

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Aug 8, 2010 ... Religious Americans have answered the question variously. ... I'm also talking about the fearful, guilt-racked, shell of a human being that can ...

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Why Do We Have Religion Anyway? - Association for Psychological ...

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Nov 9, 2011 ... One idea is that, as humans evolved from small hunter-gatherer tribes into ..... The world does need religion, as each family group is usually too ...

8 Reasons People Embrace Religion - Listverse

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Jun 13, 2013 ... Why do people have the need to “believe fervently in the very unlikely”? .... At first look, religion is evolutionary expensive; animal and human ...

Do we need religion? | Debate.org

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In a society where we promote free speech and human rights, how can we take ... To those who think that we don't need religion and that it was a man made lie ...