Some remarks about the distinctiveness of the psychology of religion

Author/s Alessandro Antonietti
Publishing Year 2015 Issue 2015/2 Language Italian
Pages 8 P. 341-348 File size 158 KB
DOI 10.3280/RIP2015-002004
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Some remarks about the psychology of religion, meant as an autonomous discipline, are reported. On one hand the need that religious beliefs, feelings and behaviours are meant as specific dimensions is stressed. On the other hand it is claimed that the psychological approach is irreducible to the neurobiological one. Some attempts to give an account of the relationships between intelligence and religiousness are discussed as an example of the aforementioned conceptual issues.

Keywords: Psychology of religion, neuroscience, reductionism, belief, intelligence.

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Alessandro Antonietti, Alcune annotazioni sulla distintivitadella psicologia della religione in "RICERCHE DI PSICOLOGIA " 2/2015, pp 341-348, DOI: 10.3280/RIP2015-002004