Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: The Reasons of Atheists and Agnostics for Nonbelief in God’s Existence Scale: Development and initial validation.

Research exploring nonbelievers’ reasons for not believing in the existence of god(s) has focused on theory development. Such efforts are valuable, but may not capture the lived experiences of nonbelievers. The current two studies quantitatively examin…

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Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Psychology, meaning making, and the study of worldviews: Beyond religion and non-religion.

To get beyond the solely negative identities signaled by atheism and agnosticism, we have to conceptualize an object of study that includes religions and nonreligions. We advocate a shift from “religions” to “worldviews” and define worldviews in terms …

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Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Why do the godless prosper? Modeling the cognitive and coalitional mechanisms that promote atheism.

This article offers an affirmative construal of atheism: the attempt to make sense of the world with naturalist explanations and to act sensibly in society following secularist principles (i.e., without relying on supernatural agents or complying with …

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Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: The development and validation of the Microaggressions Against Non-religious Individuals Scale (MANRIS).

The growing non-religious minority remains among the most distrusted groups in America. We examined how non-religious individuals experience microaggressions—subtle prejudicial verbal and behavioral acts. U.S. participants who self-identified as being …

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Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Profiling atheist world views in different cultural contexts: Developmental trajectories and accounts.

In the current study, we look at atheist or secular identities in different religious landscapes: In the U.S., the majority of the population indicates a belief in God. In West Germany, one third of the population reports no religious affiliation and a…

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Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Religion vs. the welfare state—the importance of cultural context for religious schematicity and priming.

Prior research, using correlational and self-report methodologies, suggests that religion and public welfare function as alternate security/insurance systems. Consequently, in countries with more expansive public welfare systems people report less reli…

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Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Focusing on the nonreligious reveals secular mechanisms underlying well-being and prosociality.

Greater attention to secular and nonreligious individuals has provided much-needed balance as well as alternative interpretations of commonly held assumptions regarding religiosity/spirituality (R/S). Contrary to the theory that R/S provides unique ben…

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