How God Works: The Science Behind the Benefits of Religion

TUE, SEP 7, 2021 (58:44)

Did you know that people who engage in spiritual practices tend to live longer, happier lives? What’s more you don’t have to be “religious” to avail yourself of the multiple benefits – many of these rituals work on the mind regardless of belief.

“How God Works” is Professor David DeSteno’s latest book. A psychologist at Northeastern University, DeSteno studies the mind’s foundation for moral behavior and his new research reveals some fascinating findings.

This talk is part of a series titled “Searching for Meaning — looking at the benefits and failures of organized religion in the U.S.

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