The Content and Correlates of Belief in Karma Across Cultures

  title={The Content and Correlates of Belief in Karma Across Cultures},
  author={Cindel J. M. White and Ara Norenzayan and Mark Schaller},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin},
  pages={1184 - 1201}
Karmic beliefs, centered on the expectation of ethical causation within and across lifetimes, appear in major world religions as well as spiritual movements around the world, yet they remain an underexplored topic in psychology. In three studies, we assessed the psychological predictors of Karmic beliefs among participants from culturally and religiously diverse backgrounds, including ethnically and religiously diverse students in Canada, and broad national samples of adults from Canada, India… 

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