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Connecting biological concepts and religious behavior

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  31 January 2012

Benjamin Beit-Hallahmi
Department of Psychology, University of Haifa, Haifa 31905, Israel.


This commentary proposes experiments to examine connections between the presence of out-group members, neurovisceral reactions, religiosity, and ethnocentrism, to clarify the meaning of the correlational findings presented in the target article. It also suggests different ways of describing religious socialization and of viewing assertions about religion and health or about the human ability to detect pathogens.

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