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Psychologists Are Learning What Religion Has Known for Years

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Social scientists are researching what humans can do to improve their quality of life. Their findings echo what religious practices perfected centuries ago.This story is adapted from How God Works: The Science Behind the Benefits of Religion, by David DeSteno.

Even though I was raised Catholic, for most of my adult life, I didn’t pay religion much heed. Like many scientists, I assumed it was built on opinion, conjecture, or even hope, and therefore irrelevant to my work. That work is running a psychology lab focused on finding ways to improve the human condition, using the tools of science to develop techniques that can help people meet the challenges life

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