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ERIC Number: EJ849097
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jan
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1363-755X
Religion Is Natural
Bloom, Paul
Developmental Science, v10 n1 p147-151 Jan 2007
Despite its considerable intellectual interest and great social relevance, religion has been neglected by contemporary developmental psychologists. But in the last few years, there has been an emerging body of research exploring children's grasp of certain universal religious ideas. Some recent findings suggest that two foundational aspects of religious belief--belief in mind-body dualism, and belief in divine agents--come naturally to young children. This research is briefly reviewed, and some future directions are discussed.
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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