Studies of religion: “This is God speaking: Put that cookie down”
|October 30, 2011||Posted by News under News, Religion|
“And if you don’t, don’t blame Me if you end up weighing two hundred lbs.”
From “Belief in God Cuts Two Ways, Study Finds” (ScienceDaily, Oct. 27, 2011), we learn:
Being reminded of the concept of God can decrease people’s motivation to pursue personal goals but can help them resist temptation, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.
A second set of experiments looked at participants’ ability to resist temptation after being reminded about God. In one study, participants who said eating healthy food was important to them ate fewer cookies after reading a short passage about God than those who read a passage unrelated to God.
Maybe there’s something in Christian weight loss programs after all.
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