Religion is natural.

  title={Religion is natural.},
  author={P. Bloom},
  journal={Developmental science},
  volume={10 1},
  • P. Bloom
  • Published 2007
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Developmental science
Despite its considerable intellectual interest and great social relevance, religion has been neglected by contemporary developmental psychologists. But in the last few years, there has been an emerging body of research exploring children's grasp of certain universal religious ideas. Some recent findings suggest that two foundational aspects of religious belief - belief in mind-body dualism, and belief in divine agents -- come naturally to young children. This research is briefly reviewed, and… Expand
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