Religion and Spirituality News

Moral Judgments Tend to Be Quicker and More Extreme

November 29th, 2012
Moral Judgments Tend to Be Quicker and More ExtremeMoral judgments are made more quickly and are more extreme than judgments based on practical considerations, according to new research that also found that moral judgments are more flexible. "Little ...

Spirituality and Prevention Drive Chinese Medicine

September 26th, 2012
Spirituality and Prevention Drive Chinese MedicineA comparison of Eastern and Western Medicine leaves experts befuddled. Eastern or Chinese medicine techniques have been proven to be effective yet Western medicine ...

Spirituality Linked to Better Mental Health

August 21st, 2012
Spirituality Linked to Better Mental Health Spirituality enhances health -- particularly mental health -- regardless of a person's faith, according to new research. In a new study, researchers at ...

Clergy’s Caregiving Can Lead to Health Issues

July 2nd, 2012
Clergys Caregiving Can Lead to Health IssuesA new study discovers pastors have higher-than-average rates of chronic disease and depression. Duke University researchers say their findings suggest the caregiving ...

Study Finds No ‘God Spot’ in Brain, But Welter of Spiritual Connections

May 14th, 2012
Researcher Says There is No 'God Spot' In The BrainWhile scientists have speculated that the human brain features a “God spot,” a distinct area of the ...

Analytic Thinking Affects Religious Belief

April 29th, 2012
Analytic Thinking Affects Religious Belief  A new study finds that analytic thinking can decrease religious belief, even in devout believers. Researchers at the University of British Columbia set out to explore the fundamental ...

Yoga Offers Striking Benefits for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

April 7th, 2012
Yoga Offers Striking Benefits for Alzheimers CaregiversWhen caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s use yoga to engage in very brief, easy daily meditations, they lower levels of depression, improve cognitive functioning and reduce stress-induced cellular ...

Religious Better Able to Forgo Immediate Pleasures

April 6th, 2012
Religious Better Able to Forgo Immediate PleasuresA new study finds that religious people are better able to forgo immediate satisfaction in order to gain larger rewards in the future. The study, published online in ...

Conscious, Unconscious Beliefs Diverge as Atheists Mull Death

April 3rd, 2012
Conscious and Unconscious Beliefs Diverge as Atheists Ponder DeathAs non-religious people contemplate their own death they become more consciously firm in their non-religious beliefs, but unconsciously more receptive to religious belief, according to ...

Narcissism More Harmful to Devout Christians

March 13th, 2012
Narcissism More Harmful to Devout Christians Narcissism is more harmful to very devout people, according to a new study from Baylor University. "Devout people who are narcissistic and exercise ...