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Reminding people of their religious beliefs reduces hostility, study finds


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“Based on our premise that most people’s religious beliefs are non-hostile and magnanimous, we hypothesized that being reminded of religious beliefs would normally promote less hostile reactions to the kinds of threats in everyday life that usually heighten hostility,” says researcher Karina Schumann, the article’s lead author, now a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University.

If the person has a religion, that is. 

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