Psych of Religion, Ch. 3

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1. ___ design asserts the need for intervention in the creation of the world
5. Religion can promote a healthy ___
8. A set of neurotransmitters that increases pleasure, reduces discomfort, and may be related to religious ecstasy
11. Patterned, organized behavior that is often repetitive in nature
12. Considered the 'sacred disease', but with limited empirical support
15. Waller et al found that the ___ influence on religion accounted for 50% of the variability in religious attitudes
17. Ritual helps to maintain this in society
19. ___ asserts the biological basis of social behavior
22. Newberg & d'Aquili assert that we are ___ for religion, but our text challenges this assertion
26. Because studies of genetics and religion are correlational, we must be cautious about claiming this
28. Effects of this allow us to examine genetic factors that distinguish some religious populations.
29. Spilka et al favor an ___ connection between genetics and religion
30. The need for relationships
31. This system is involved in religious and other emotional experiences
33. Occurs when an organ or process develops for one purpose but is also used to attain other goals
35. ___ and genetics are responsible for needs of meaning, control & sociality
36. The search for a religious ___ failed
37. Ritual facilitates this
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2. Their study has been a popular way to address the nature vs. nurture question
3. Religion is a result of basic ___ for control, meaning & sociality
4. Meditation's goal is relaxation, but prayer's goal is an altered state of ....
6. Sociality aids in our
7. Cancer research indicates that religion is ___ important than lifestyle
9. He stimulated the temporal lobe to try to generate religious experience
10. Genetics is more probabilistic than ___
13. Intelligent ___ claims that only intervention by a creator can explain creation
14. People who pray more tend to have better...
16. Benson finds evidence that prayer is ___ beneficial
17. a type of religious ritual
18. Asserts the literal truth of the Genesis creation story
20. Basic need to have an impact over our experiences
21. Recent research with Tibetan Buddhist meditators emphasizes the importance of ___ in religious experience
23. Healing rituals help to reduce this
24. Famous evolutionist
25. ___ lowers blood pressure and stress
27. Different from prayer, this does not always imply religion
30. Name of the trial over evolution in 1920s USA and featured in "Inherit the Wind"
32. Hardy asserts that ___ change results in rapid bodily change
34. Our striving to make sense of our world