29/08/2007

The God fearing are more generous.

UBC PhD graduate Azim Shariff and UBC Assoc. Prof. Ara Norenzayan found that priming people with 'god concepts' -- by activating subconscious thoughts through word games -- promoted altruism.

 

In other words, people who are worried about what they will be asked at the Pearly Gate tend to more altruistic. Are they trying to buy their way in?