People who think they have a soul eat less healthy diets than those who don’t?
|July 29, 2012||Posted by News under Mind, News|
From “Mind vs. Body? Dualist Beliefs Linked with Less Concern for Healthy Behaviors” (Association for Psychological Science, July 24, 2012), we learn,
Across five related studies, researchers Matthias Forstmann, Pascal Burgmer, and Thomas Mussweiler of the University of Cologne, Germany, found that people primed with dualist beliefs had more reckless attitudes toward health and exercise, and also preferred (and ate) a less healthy diet than those who were primed with physicalist beliefs.
That’s funny, because religion and spirituality are usually associated with better health outcomes. Proof of miracles? We can have our cake and eat it too? Or … oh wait, isn’t Psychological Science on the bunk detection list? Despite which …
How be this: Eat like it’s the only body in this life yer ever gonna have. Ain’t no other body on the shelf for youse.
And this is yer last religion jaw fer the week.
Hat tip: Stephanie West Allan at Brains on Purpose