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
    Awe’s effects on generosity and helping
    • 48
    • PDF
    Arrantly Absent
    • 36
    • PDF
    American on-line atheists and psychological type
    • 18
    • PDF
    Spirituality and spiritual care from a Careful Nursing perspective.
    • 36
    • PDF

    References

    Publications referenced by this paper.
    SHOWING 1-10 OF 48 REFERENCES
    The Development and Validation of a Scale to Measure Self-Compassion
    • 2,705
    • Highly Influential
    • PDF
    Atheists As “Other”: Moral Boundaries and Cultural Membership in American Society
    • 559
    • Highly Influential
    • PDF
    God Is Watching You
    • 830
    • PDF
    The God delusion.
    • 636
    • PDF
    Attachment, Evolution, and the Psychology of Religion
    • 577
    • PDF
    The Psychology of Religious Behavior, Belief and Experience
    • 185
    Belief in Supernatural Agents in the Face of Death
    • 328
    • PDF