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Dudley Dowell
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Wed, Dec 31, 2014 - 12:00 AM

Is psychology an irreligious profession?


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Bo Bennett, PhD
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PrintWed, Dec 31, 2014 - 12:00 AM
This is an excellent question—it was one of my possible dissertation topics :) A recent survey showed that out of all professors in a variety of disciplines, psychologists were by far the most secular (academic psychologists). The survey did not establish causation (no surveys do). Is this because the nonreligious tend to go into psychology or that the study of psychology leads to better explanations than the God hypothesis? I am not sure, but it would make a great research question. All I can say is that for me, personally, I started my studies as a "social" Catholic, and I am now an atheist. What I used to attribute to God I better understand now in scientific and psychological terms.
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