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Research Shows How Faith Helps Regulate Emotions

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Journal of Religion and Health. ADVERTISEMENT“It appears that religious people are making use of some of the same tools that psychologists have systematically identified as effective in increasing well-being and protecting against distress,” said Florin Dolcos, a professor of psychology in the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

He led the study along with psychology professor Sanda Dolcos and graduate student Kelly Hohl. ADVERTISEMENT“This suggests that science and religion are on the same page when it comes to coping with hardship,” he said.They decided to undertake the research because of prior studies showing that religion and psychology both employ similar coping.

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