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Religion and the five factors of personality: a meta-analytic review
An impression based on a vote-counting method of reviewing studies on religion and personality is that religiosity is associated only with low Psychoticism (or high Agreeableness andExpand
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Awe Activates Religious and Spiritual Feelings and Behavioral Intentions
In two experiments, we investigated the role of awe in activating the association between religiosity/spirituality and related feelings and behavioral intentions. In Experiment 1, the induction ofExpand
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Believing, Bonding, Behaving, and Belonging
When approaching religion from a cross-cultural psychological perspective, one faces questions regarding the universals and the specifics of religions across cultural contexts. On the basis ofExpand
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Values and religiosity: A meta-analysis of studies using Schwartz's model
This meta-analysis reviews studies on 21 samples from 15 countries (total N = 8551), all using the Schwartz's model of values in order to investigate how religiosity is related to the importanceExpand
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Nonconscious influences of religion on prosociality: A priming study
Past literature on the automaticity of social behavior indicates that priming a concept automatically activates related behavioral schemas. In the two present studies we examined the impact ofExpand
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Humor Styles Questionnaire: personality and educational correlates in Belgian high school and college students
Studies often treat sense of humour as a unidimensional construct. Recently, however, four different humour styles have been hypothesized and validated by the Humor Styles Questionnaire (HSQ). In theExpand
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Religion, spirituality, and altruism
The world religions proclaim prosocial values (Habito & Inaba, 2006), but it is still unclear whether these values translate into behaviors (Ellens, 2007) and whether they are really altruisticExpand
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Prosocial Behavior and Religion: New Evidence Based on Projective Measures and Peer Ratings
An important discrepancy seems to exist between self-reports and laboratory studies regarding prosociality among religious people. Some have even suggested that this involves moral hypocrisy on theExpand
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Beyond dogmatism: The need for closure as related to religion
Our theoretical assumption is that behind the dogmatism-religion positive but not systematic relation, a clearer one may exist between religion and need for closure (Webster & Kruglanski, 1994). AExpand
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Religion's role in prosocial behavior: Myth or reality?
If you based your answer on almost all classic theorists, the answer would be affirmative. For instance, religion, as part of culture, provides mechanisms that control the natural destructiveness ofExpand
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