The Pursuit of Happiness: Evolutionary Origins, Psychological Research, and Implications for Implicit Religion

The article focuses on the relationship between happiness and religion. Happiness fluctuates within a set range that a person's genes determines. Research has shown that religious people are more happy with life. A study conducted by researchers David Lykken and Auke Tellegen, sets a heritabili...

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Published in:Implicit religion
Main Author: Sharpe, Kevin (Author)
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: [2005]
In:Implicit religion
Year: 2005, Volume: 8, Issue: 2, Pages: 118-132
Further subjects:B PSYCHOLOGY & religion
B HEREDITY
B RELIGIOUS behaviors
B LYKKEN, David
B CONTENTMENT
B HAPPINESS
B EMOTIONS (Psychology)
B RELIGIOUS aspects
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Summary:The article focuses on the relationship between happiness and religion. Happiness fluctuates within a set range that a person's genes determines. Research has shown that religious people are more happy with life. A study conducted by researchers David Lykken and Auke Tellegen, sets a heritability of behavioral traits on twins who share identical genes and fraternal twins who share genes just like ordinary siblings.
ISSN:1743-1697
Contains:Enthalten in: Implicit religion