How does body posture effect religious attitude?


Body Postures and Religious Attitudes

Abstract

One hundred and twenty-seven college students were recruited for an experimental investigation of the effect of body posture on religious attitudes. Roughly half of the participants were placed in lower, contractive body postures while the other half were placed in higher, expansive body postures. After five minutes in these postures, all were asked to fill out a measure of religious attitudes. As expected, participants in the lower, contractive positions expressed more agreement with conventional religious beliefs than those in the higher, expansive positions.

 

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Citation

Fuller, R. C. & Montgomery, D. E. (2015). Body posture and religious attitudes. Archive For The Psychology Of Religion-Archiv Fur Religionspsychologie37(3), 227-239.

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