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Research's echoes in the media

Fundamentalism and radicalization

9/11 terrorist attacks, radicalisation and youth, fundamentalism across cultures, "cults"/new religous movements, atheism and dogmatism

 

Fundamentalism and radicalization

 

Cerveau & Psycho  La violence est-elle inhérante à la religion? (n° 18, nov-dec 2006; version révisée dans L'Essentiel C & P: La Violence, n° 8, nov 2011-jan 2012)

UCL Press release (21/01/2016)  Fondamentalisme et personnalité religieuse à travers les religions et les cultures

Belgium   La Libre Belgique (9/11, Paris atacks)  ·  Le Vif   ·  La Dernière Heure (Paris attacks)  ·  L'Avenir (différences religieuses·  7/7 (Charlie Hebdo attacks·  Le Journal des médécins  ·  Le Ligueur (radicalisalisation et adolescence·  Dimanche (Norway killing)

Italy   La Stampa (islamist fundamentalism)

USA   National Affairs (online)

Intense, sectarian, and/or contested forms of religion in New Religious Movements

Cerveau & Psycho  Sectes ou religions: quelles differences? (n° 10, juin-août 2005; republié dans L'Essentiel C & P: Croyances, n° 20, nov 2014-jan 2015)

UCL Press release (16/12/2005)  Qu'en est-il des tendances sectaires?

Belgium   RTBF: Questions à la Une, Face à l'info, Le Forum de midi  ·  La Libre Belgique (ici)  ·  Le Soir (ici·  Canal ordinaire-Journalistes associés (Scientologie)  ·  De Morgen
Bénin   La Nouvelle Tribune (ici)
Wikipedia   Secte, NRM (FR)

Religious priming and (authoritarian) submission

Blogs   Epiphenom: Religion and antisocial deontology (here), Religion and submission (here)

Russia   Mindware.ru (here)

Denmark   Psykolog Nyt (here)

USA   Science on Religion Research News blog (here)

Atheistic dogmatism and prejudice

Blogs   PsyPost (here), Pantheos - Friendly Atheist (here), Atheist Republic (here), Catholic News Agency-Deutch (here)
USA   The Daily Caller (here), The Blaze (here), Politico (here)
UK   The Independent (here)
Italy   Rivista SRM (here)
Belgium   Kerknet (here)
Poland   Rzeczpospolita (here)
Norway   Vart Land (here)
Spain   La Tribuna del Pais Vasco (here)
Cyprus   Citycom.cy (here)

Islamophobia: Intergroup prejudice or value conflict?

Western majority and the Muslim veil; the very natre of Islamophobia; antisemitism

Hostility toward the Muslim veil: An issue of xenophobia-ethnic prejudice, anti-religious attitudes, or defense of values?

UCL Press release (25/5/2007)  Le sentiment des Belges à l'égard du voile

Belgium  Le Soir  ·  La Libre  ·  RTL-TV  ·  RTBF-La Pemière (JT)  ·  De Morgen  ·  Le Vif   ·  Metro  ·  La Dernière Heure   

France  France-Culture

World-Wide Religious News (here)

Do Westerners distinguish between disliking "antiliberal" values perceived as Muslim and liking Muslims as persons?

UCL press release (12/04/2017)  Les musulmans "anti-libéraux" discriminés

English version: Anti-liberal Muslims face discrimination

 

Belgium   RTBF-radio & infos   

Buddhism and tolerance

Religious prejudice (interreligious, ethnic, and moral) and prosociality: cross-cultural differences between the West and East

UCL Press release (19/8/2014)  Bouddha est-il réellement tolérant?

Belgium   Le Soir  ·  L'Avenir  ·  FNRS News  ·  CIERL news

USA   Pacific Standard  ·  Medical Daily  ·  Huffington Post

International  media/blogs  World-wide Religious News  ·  EuropaWire  ·  ZME Science  ·  Technology.org

Awe, positive emotions, and spirituality

Awe's effect on spirituality, prosociality, and well-being; positive emotions, spirituality and health


L'Essentiel Cerveau & Psycho
(par Patty Van Cappellen): Les croyants sont-ils plus heureux? (n° 20, nov 2014-jan 2015)

UCL Research News


Blogs   Pantheos
Switzerland   FN/NF-Lives (Spirituality to face vulnerability)

USA  APS Observer (awe-cover story)  ·  Psychology Today-online (awe and well-being; psychology of awe)  · National Affairs-online (awe)  ·  The Atlantic (awe)
Belgium   La Libre

Wikipedia   Elevation, Spirituality

Personality, prosociality, and religion

Personality characetristics of and dispositions for religion vs. atheism; evolutionary interpretations; existence and limits of religious prosociality

Personality dispositions for religiosity, fundamentalism, and spirituality--vs. atheism; corresponding values; cross-religious comparisons

USA   Scientific American Mind  Are we born to be religious? Genes and personality influence our attitudes toward religion (n° 23/2, May-June 2012)  ·  National Affairs-online (here)
France   Cerveau & Psycho  La religion est-elle innée? (n° 40, juillet-aout 2010); republié dans L'Essentiel C & P (n° 20, nov-dec 2014)  ·  Le Monde de l'Intelligence (ici)

Greece   Ψυχής δρόμοι  Faith, non-faith, and their forms: The role of personality (in Greek) (n° 1, june 2011)

Canada   Radio-Canada (here)

Russia   психология (here)

Spain   Tendencias21 (here)
Colombia   El Tiempo (here)
Science blogs   Epiphenom (here)    Science of religion (here)

Wikipedia   Religion, Morality, Morality and religion, Criticism of religion, Secular morality, Religion and personality, Conscientiousness, Openness to Experience, HEXACO

Existence and limits of religious prosociality

UCL Press release (7/7/2009) La religion a-t-elle des effets sur nos comportements sociaux?

Belgium   Le Soir (ici)
UK   The Psychologist (here)
USA   Huffington Post (gratitude)  ·  APS Observer (evolutionary perspective

Blog   Epihenom (here)

Wikipedia   Religion, Prosocial behavior (FR)

Religion, sexuality, homophobia, and sexism

Is the conflict btw religion and sexuality still present in secular contexts? Does sexuality determine spirituality and morality? Is moral opposition altruistically motivated? Does religious homophobia imply aggression? Do religous ideas implictly activate sexism?


Internal conflict between sexuality and religion

UCL Press release (27 septembre 2016)  Religion et sexualité: des “ennemies” pour toujours?


Belgium   Le Soir (ici)    Le Vif-Bodytalk (ici)     UCL Sciencetoday (ici)
USA    Psychology Today (online) here

Religious (hostile) homophobia; non-prosocially motivated moral opposition

UCL Press release (23 avril 2013)  Hostilité à l’homosexualité et l’homoparentalité: les motivations

Belgium   RTBF-La Première: Le Journal  ·  L'Avenir (ici)  ·  Psychologies  ·  Dimanche (ici)

Canada   Huffington Post Québec (ici)

Croatia   CroL (here)

France   Le Cercle Psy (ici)  ·  La Vie (ici)

Switzerland  Sage-Femme.ch (ici)

Sexism and religion

International: PsyPost (here)

Humor and humor styles

Does religion conflict with humor? Who likes sick humor? Does humor of married vs. divorced people differ?

Belgium   Le Soir (Humour en entreprise)  ·  Le Soir-Victor (Humour et pouvoir)  ·  Le Soir-Victoire (rire ·  RH (Ressources Humaines) Tribune  · RTBF-La Une: Medialog: Humour dans les médias

Brazil   Mente e Cérebro (religion and humor)

Germany   Gehrin & Geist (here)

Sweden   Helsingborgs Dagblad (here)  ·  Filmint-Film International (here)

USA   New York Post-online (here)

Birth order effects

Are all laterborns similar in differing from the firstborn? Does birth order impact personality and religiosity?


Huffington Post: USA, Italy, USA, Spain, Canada, Germany, France, Greece

USA   Parents Magazine (here)  ·  The Atlantic (here)
France   GQ Magazine (ici)
Chile   Radio BiobioChile (here), El Dinamo (here)

Miracles and counterintuitive beliefs

Emotional vs. cognitive factors; psychology of the extraordinary; are all beliefs the same? believing in the horoscope

Extraordinary religious phenomena and counterintuitive religious beliefs

 

L'Essentiel Cerveau & Psycho  Croyances: Tous concernés, n° 20, nov 2013-jan 2014; cf. aussi l'introduction: Les multiples facettes des croyances


Belgium   Le Soir (apocalypse, père Noel, bénédiction des smartphones, miracles, croyance au paranormal)

Effects of believing in the horoscope (Magali Clobert and coll.'s work)

UCL Press release Lire notre horoscope peut nous changer


Belgium   RTBF (ici)  ·  7/7 (ici)  ·  Bx1 télé (ici)  ·  UCL ScienceToday (ici)  ·  L'Avenir (ici)

USA   Pacific Standard (here)  ·  Format Magazine (here)
Spain   Proexpansion (here)
Blog   Daily
Science (ici)

Other

 

Austria   Österreichischer Rundfunk (IAPR Conference in Vienna)

Belgium   Radio Twizz, Cathobel, Moustique (racism), Femmes d'aujourd'hui (personality types), RTBF-La Une (rituel religieux)

Canada   Radio-Montréal

France   La Croix, Le Figaro (relig. alimentation), France Inter-Radio, Lecture Jeune (adolescence et foi)

Israel   Arutz Sheva-Israel (antisemitism)

Portugal   Revista Família Cristã

Spain   Tendencias21

Switzerland   FACTS Magazine, Radio Svizzera Italiana (Bose conference)

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