A small group of scientists, scholars, writers, and religious leaders gathered to discuss the psychology of religion and spirituality.
Observations, Scientific American
Psychologists Shouldn’t Ignore the Soul
Some patients want to discuss their problems not in psychological terms but in spiritual ones.
The Wall Street Journal
How the Brain’s Predictions Shape Religion
A cognitive process called predictive processing may be how the brain generates religious and spiritual experiences, according to a pair of neuroscientists.
Science on Religion
More Americans Now Say They’re Spiritual But Not Religious
About a quarter of U.S. adults (27 percent) now say they think of themselves as spiritual but not religious, up 8 percentage points in five years, according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted between April 25 and June 4 of this year.
Pew Research Center
Focus on Spiritual Health Could Benefit Patients, Doctors
Evidence suggests that patients’ health and quality of life could benefit if their doctors gave more attention to spiritual health — and this could even help the doctors themselves, according to experts from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Is There a Role for Spirituality in Health Care?
BQO’s M. Anthony Mills visited Christina Puchalski at the George Washington Institute for Spirituality and Health (GWish).
Big Questions Online
Don’t Believe in God? Maybe You’ll Try U.F.O.s
The less religious people are, the more likely they are to think aliens exist.
Gray Matter, The New York Times
The Nature of Faith: Rebecca Goldstein and Alan Lightman in Conversation with Marcelo Gleiser
An evening where science, religion, the arts, and philosophy will jointly address some of our deepest questions.
Institute for Cross-Disciplinary Engagement
Attending Church Is Good for Your Health. Now What?
Even as the studies pile up and the literature appears close to conclusive, many questions about the association between religious service attendance and health have yet to be answered.
Religion News Service
Psychologists Have Found That a Spiritual Outlook Makes Humans More Resilient to Trauma
Spirituality should be taken seriously as a way of building resilience, say psychologists.
Does Oxytocin Enhances Spirituality?
'Love hormone' gives greater sense of spirituality than a placebo.
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