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Euphoria versus dysphoria: differential cognitive roles in religion?

Russell, Yvan I., Dunbar, Robin I.M. and Gobet, Fernand ORCID: 0000-0002-9317-6886 (2012) Euphoria versus dysphoria: differential cognitive roles in religion? In: Masmoudi, Slim, Yun Dai, David and Naceur, Abdelmajid, (eds.) Attention, Representation, and Human Performance: Integration of Cognition, Emotion, and Motivation. Taylor and Francis, New York, US, 147 - 165. ISBN 9781848729735

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Religious believers experience a range of emotions in their religious lives (Kim-Prieto & Diener, 2009; Roberts, 2007; Whitehouse, 2004). Some religious practices create intense feelings of joy and love (Malinar & Basu, 2007; Martin & Runzo, 2007). Other religious practices cause fear and pain (Alcorta & Sosis, 2005; Jackson, 2007; Whitehouse, 2007). Why does religion inspire such a diversity of affect?

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Additional Information: © 2012 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
Divisions: CPNSS
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2019 10:24
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 05:52

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