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Participation in a 10-week course of yoga improves behavioural control and decreases psychological distress in a prison population.
BACKGROUND Yoga and meditation have been shown to be effective in alleviating symptoms of depression and anxiety in healthy volunteers and psychiatric populations. Recent work has also indicated thatExpand
‘Utilitarian’ judgments in sacrificial moral dilemmas do not reflect impartial concern for the greater good
Highlights • ‘Utilitarian’ judgments in moral dilemmas were associated with egocentric attitudes and less identification with humanity.• They were also associated with lenient views about clear moralExpand
The neural basis of intuitive and counterintuitive moral judgment
Neuroimaging studies on moral decision-making have thus far largely focused on differences between moral judgments with opposing utilitarian (well-being maximizing) and deontological (duty-based)Expand
Scientific faith: Belief in science increases in the face of stress and existential anxiety☆
Growing evidence indicates that religious belief helps individuals to cope with stress and anxiety. But is this effect specific to supernatural beliefs, or is it a more general function of belief —Expand
The functional nature of conspiracy beliefs: Examining the underpinnings of belief in the Da Vinci Code conspiracy
Focusing on a contemporary conspiracy theory popularized in the novel The Da Vinci Code (Brown, 2002), we examined the underlying psychological factors and individual differences that may predictExpand
An fMRI study measuring analgesia enhanced by religion as a belief system
Abstract Although religious belief is often claimed to help with physical ailments including pain, it is unclear what psychological and neural mechanisms underlie the influence of religious belief onExpand
What Is the Molecular Signature of Mind–Body Interventions? A Systematic Review of Gene Expression Changes Induced by Meditation and Related Practices
There is considerable evidence for the effectiveness of mind–body interventions (MBIs) in improving mental and physical health, but the molecular mechanisms of these benefits remain poorlyExpand
The limited prosocial effects of meditation: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Many individuals believe that meditation has the capacity to not only alleviate mental-illness but to improve prosociality. This article systematically reviewed and meta-analysed the effects ofExpand
Cold or calculating? Reduced activity in the subgenual cingulate cortex reflects decreased emotional aversion to harming in counterintuitive utilitarian judgment
Highlights ► We investigated the role of two personality traits in moral judgment using fMRI. ► Psychoticism and need for cognition correlated with number of utilitarian decisions. ► OnlyExpand
Can the DSM-5 differentiate between nonpathological possession and dissociative identity disorder? A case study from an Afro-Brazilian religion
ABSTRACT The aim of this article is to examine whether the diagnostic criteria of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM–5), are able to differentiate betweenExpand