DSpace@TEDU

Religiosity and desired emotions: belief maintenance or prosocial facilitation?

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.author Solak, Nevin
dc.contributor.author Vishkin, Allon
dc.contributor.author Ben-Nun Bloom, Pazit
dc.contributor.author Tamir, Maya
dc.contributor.author Schwartz, Shalom H.
dc.date.accessioned 2020-04-07T15:04:59Z
dc.date.available 2020-04-07T15:04:59Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.issn 0146-1672
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.1177/0146167219895140
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12485/655
dc.description.abstract We assessed how religiosity is related to desired emotions. We tested two competing hypotheses. First, religiosity could be associated with a stronger desire for emotions that strengthen foundational religious beliefs (i.e., more awe and gratitude and less pride). Second, religiosity could be associated with a stronger desire for emotions that promote prosocial engagement (e.g., more love and empathy and less anger and jealousy). Two cross-cultural studies supported the first hypothesis. Religiosity was related to desire for emotions that strengthen religious beliefs, but not to desire for socially engaging or socially disengaging emotions. These findings held across countries and across several different religions. A third study investigating the mechanisms of both hypotheses using structural equation modeling supported only the first hypothesis. This research extends prior work on desired emotions to the domain of religiosity. It demonstrates that the emotions religious people desire may be those that help strengthen their religious beliefs. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher SAGE Publications Inc. en_US
dc.subject Emotion en_US
dc.subject Emotion regulation en_US
dc.subject Religion en_US
dc.title Religiosity and desired emotions: belief maintenance or prosocial facilitation? en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.relation.journal Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin en_US
dc.contributor.authorID 0000-0002-8391-9172


Files in this item

Files Size Format View

There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Search DSpace


Browse

My Account

Statistics