Understanding atheism/non-belief as an expected individual-differences variable

@article{CaldwellHarris2012UnderstandingAA,
  title={Understanding atheism/non-belief as an expected individual-differences variable},
  author={Catherine L. Caldwell-Harris},
  journal={Religion, Brain \& Behavior},
  year={2012},
  volume={2},
  pages={23 - 4}
}
Abstract A compelling body of scholarship exists which proposes that religious and spiritual beliefs exist in every human society because they reflect fundamental aspects of evolved human nature. This raises the question: why do atheists exist and are atheism and non-belief unnatural? A diverse and growing literature on irreligion reveals that distinct personality and cognitive styles are associated with atheists and non-believers. They are slightly less social than religious believers, less… 

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