O psychologicznych uwarunkowaniach wierzeń religijnych
Rocznik: 2018 Tom: 24 Numer: 1
Even in the secularized West there is a distinct need for religion and faith in God. The aim of this paper is to show that religious beliefs fulfill various functions and have different psychological and psychosocial roots. Particularly, at their foundation lie some cognitive peculiarities and biases, especially the exaggeration of the role of free will in people’s choices and acts, looking for regularities and reason even in places and situations where they are absent, and going beyond an empirically cognizable reality. The knowledge on psychological determinants of religious beliefs is not incompatible with faith in God although sometimes it can make this faith difficult.