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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.
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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