Exploring the atheist personality: well-being, awe, and magical thinking in atheists, Buddhists, and Christians

@article{CaldwellHarris2011ExploringTA,
  title={Exploring the atheist personality: well-being, awe, and magical thinking in atheists, Buddhists, and Christians},
  author={C. Caldwell-Harris and A. Wilson and Elizabeth R. LoTempio and B. Beit-Hallahmi},
  journal={Mental Health, Religion & Culture},
  year={2011},
  volume={14},
  pages={659 - 672}
}
  • C. Caldwell-Harris, A. Wilson, +1 author B. Beit-Hallahmi
  • Published 2011
  • Psychology
  • Mental Health, Religion & Culture
  • Atheists are America’s least trusted group, and stereotypes about them abound: Atheists are non-conformist, sceptical, cynical, and joyless, rarely experiencing awe. Atheists (N = 42) were recruited from the American atheist website and compared to Christians (N = 22) and Buddhists (N = 18). Groups were highly similar in their reported well-being, empathy, and other personality scales, but differed strongly on scales assessing Spirituality and Magical Ideation, where atheists rejected the… CONTINUE READING
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