Research Report OPTIMISM AND FUNDAMENTALISM

@inproceedings{Sethi2005ResearchRO,
  title={Research Report OPTIMISM AND FUNDAMENTALISM},
  author={Sheena Sethi and Martin E. P. Seligman},
  year={2005}
}
Explanatory style from nine religious groups, representing fundamentalist, moderate, and liberal viewpoints, was investigated by questionnaire and by blind content analysis of their sermons and liturgy. Fundamentalist individuals were significantly more optimistic by questionnaire than those from moderate religions, who were in turn more optimistic than liberals. The liturgy and sermons showed the parallel pattern of optimism. Regression analyses suggested that the greater optimism of… CONTINUE READING