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Bering, Jesse
God instinct
The belief instinct : the psychology of souls, destiny, and the meaning of life / Jesse Bering
Alternate Title Psychology of souls, destiny, and the meaning of life
1st American ed
New York : W.W. Norton, c2011
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  BF51 .B47 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Spirituality -- Psychological aspects
Psychology and religion
Psychology -- Religious aspects
Physical Description xiii, 252 p. ; 25 cm
Note Originally published in Great Britain under the title: The God instinct
Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-236) and index
Contents The history of an illusion -- A life without purpose -- Signs, signs, everywhere signs -- Curiously immortal -- When God throws people off bridges -- God as adaptive illusion -- And then you die
Summary An evolutionary psychologist examines humans' belief in God and argues that it evolved in the species as an "adaptive illusion" that originally had an evolutionary purpose, now outdated, that ensured the survival of the human race

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