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The Biology of Belief – Exploring the Need for Meaning, Truth and Spirituality

The Biology of Belief – Exploring the Need for Meaning, Truth and Spirituality

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The biology of belief – Exploring the need for meaning, truth and spirituality

Jonathan West, EDUS 604, Dr. Graham Fall 2008
Virginia Commonwealth University

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Belief is an essential aspect of the human experience. As we have evolved, beliefs have allowed our ancestors to make sense out of a complex, mysterious and challenging world. Recent findings about how emotions, behaviors, thoughts, and memories function in the brain offer a new way to study the workings of belief (Newberg & Waldman, 2006). Whi
The biology of belief – Exploring the need for meaning, truth and spirituality

Jonathan West, EDUS 604, Dr. Graham Fall 2008
Virginia Commonwealth University

57408097.doc

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Belief is an essential aspect of the human experience. As we have evolved, beliefs have allowed our ancestors to make sense out of a complex, mysterious and challenging world. Recent findings about how emotions, behaviors, thoughts, and memories function in the brain offer a new way to study the workings of belief (Newberg & Waldman, 2006). Whi

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