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Archive for the Psychology of Religion - Archiv für by Jacob A. Belzen, Leslie J. Francis, Ralph W. Hood

By Jacob A. Belzen, Leslie J. Francis, Ralph W. Hood

The Archive for the Psychology of Religion/Archiv f?r Religionspsychologie is the oldest medium within the psychology of faith. it's the respectable organ of the Internationale Gesellschaft f?r Religionspsychologie (International organization for the Psychology of faith [IAPR]) based in 1914. Following a reorganization of the IAPR in 2001, the Archiv is now released as a global, peer-reviewed journal.The present editorship is shared via Jacob A. Belzen, Leslie J. Francis and Ralph W. Hood, Jr. The Archive for the Psychology of Religion/Archiv f?r Religionspsychologie is open to all medical methodologies, quantitative and qualitative in addition to to confirmed and leading edge conceptual and theoretical views within the psychology of faith.

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Given the diversity and complexity of ancestral environments and social structures, it seems reasonable to assume that humans have evolved mechanisms for identifying experts in their respective domains and treating them as leaders within those domains. And one such domain that represents a recognized area of expertise in most if not all societies is that of religion (and related domains such as magic). It is worth noting in passing that this is one domain in which an evolutionary approach suggests hypotheses about potential sex differences in religious belief.

29)—seems little more than a matter of making such implicit thoughts explicit. The widespread if not universal belief in life after death may also have its roots in psychological essentialism. , “soul”) of a person transcends physical form and continues to exist after death. Perhaps the single most important domain among these “folk theories” for understanding religious belief is theory of mind, and the process of psychological anthropomorphism by which theories of mind are (mis)applied to nonhuman objects or creatures.

They use these deities as a haven of safety in times of fear and distress, and as a secure base in the absence of fear and distress. We do not have an evolved God module or psychological system whose adaptive function is to cause us to think about gods in this way. Instead, we have an evolved module or psychological system whose evolutionary function was is to promote survival of helpless offspring, which is designed to monitor parental caregiving and availability in relation to current circumstances and guide behavior accordingly.

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