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

ISBN-10: 9004152725

ISBN-13: 9789004152724

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 world, peer-reviewed journal.The present editorship is shared by way of 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 demonstrated and cutting edge conceptual and theoretical views within the psychology of faith.

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Archive for the Psychology of Religion - Archiv für Religionspsychologie (English - German Edition)

The Archive for the Psychology of Religion/Archiv f? r Religionspsychologie is the oldest medium within the psychology of faith. it's the reputable 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 world, peer-reviewed magazine.

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Higher” forms of complex thinking and reasoning are constructed from innate psychological mechanisms for reasoning about the physical, biological, and psychological world, along with processes of language understanding and acquired knowledge about the world. Pinker identifies the principal trick of complex thinking as the use of analogy and metaphor—that is, the application of inferential modules to tasks outside the particular content domains for which they were intended. Mithen (1996) has similarly focused on analogical reasoning as a basis for an account of how evolution might have created modern minds.

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.

Once a target is identified by the mind as human-like, and theories of mind whir into action, people assign the target desires, beliefs, motivational states, and emotions, on the basis of which they draw further inferences in regard to how they themselves should behave in interaction with these beings. Indeed, to Guthrie (1993) religion is anthropomorphism. , less costly) to mistake an animal for a person than the other way around. In other words, anthropomorphism represents a kind of inevitable error resulting 38 lee a.

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