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Beliefs about the soul and afterlife that we acquire as children stick with us

What we believed as children about the and the afterlife shapes what we believe as adults – regardless of what we say we believe now, according to a new study.

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The Rutgers researcher asked 348 undergraduate psychology students about their beliefs concerning the soul and afterlife when they were 10 years old, and now.


On the nature of implicit soul beliefs: When the past weighs more than the present. Stephanie M. Anglin

Article first published online: 31 OCT 2014

DOI: 10.1111/bjso.12094

Rutgers University