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Merry Christmas!…People of Faith Happier!

December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas!…People of Faith Happier!

People of Faith do tend to be happier than those who do not have faith in a higher power and who do not attend religious services.

They also tend to be physically healthier and live longer.

In recent decades the scientific Psychology of Religion has learned much about the benefits of religion that have long been apparent to many. But now there are reliable data to support not only the spiritual benefits of a religious belief and involvement, but also some very important earthly practical benefits.

See for yourself:

http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2014/12/24/religious-people-much-happier-than-others-new-study-shows/

You may wish to see the Pope’s message to the world on Christmas 2014:

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/pope-christmas-eve-urges-world-open-god-220124196.html

For those curious about the history of the Psychology of Religion, enjoy the following:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychology_of_religion

Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones!

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D,  12/25/14

Professor Emeritus of Psychology

Health Services Provider in Psychology


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