Principles of Religious Prosociality : A Review and Reformulation

  title={Principles of Religious Prosociality : A Review and Reformulation},
  author={Jesse Lee Preston and Ryan S. Ritter and Javier Hernandez},
Historically, religion and religious belief have often been credited as the source of human morality. But what have been the real effects of religion on prosocial behavior? A review of the psychological literature reveals a complex relation between religious belief and moral action: leading to greater prosocial behavior in some contexts but not in others, and in some cases actually increasing antisocial behavior. In addition, different forms of religious belief are associated with different… CONTINUE READING