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Religion and Psychology

Creationist Beliefs Linked To Specific Personality Type

LiveScience.com | Stephanie Pappas | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science

A belief in the literal Biblical version of creation may boil down, in part, to personality. A new study suggests that people who believe in creati...

Why Atheism Replaces Religion In Developed Countries

Nigel Barber | Posted 06.08.2012 | World
Nigel Barber

Atheism thus blossoms amid affluence where most people feel economically secure. But why? It seems that people turn to religion as a salve for the difficulties and uncertainties of their lives.

Drawing The Line Between Religious Inspiration And Insanity

Posted 05.26.2011 | Religion

By Peggy Fletcher Stack Salt Lake Tribune (RNS) A teenager says God and Jesus appeared to him in a grove and told him to start a new Christian church...

Who Is My Neighbor?: The Best And Worst Of Religious Morality

Matt J. Rossano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Matt J. Rossano

Religion is all about being good. But to whom? A recent review of the scientific literature on religion and morality argues that our evolutionary past may hold the key to understanding why religion can bring out the best and worst in us.