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God is the English name given to a singular being in theistic and deistic religions (and other belief systems) who is either the sole deity in monotheism, or a single deity in polytheism.
God is most often conceived of as the supernatural creator and overseer of the universe. Theologians have ascribed a variety of attributes to the many different conceptions of God. The most common among these include omniscience (infinite knowledge), omnipotence (unlimited power), omnipresence (present everywhere), omnibenevolence (perfect goodness), divine simplicity, and eternal and necessary existence.
God has also been conceived as being incorporeal (immaterial), a personal being, the source of all moral obligation, and the "greatest conceivable existent". These attributes were all supported to varying degrees by the early Jewish, Christian and Muslim theologian philosophers, including Maimonides, Augustine of Hippo, and Al-Ghazali, respectively. Many notable medieval philosophers and modern philosophers have developed arguments for and against the existence of God.
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Belief in God may significantly improve the outcome of those receiving short-term treatment for psychiatric illness, according to a recent study conducted by McLean Hospital investigators.
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 25, 2013 | 3 / 5 (2) | 20
Belief in God or other higher powers may be crucially linked to humans' cognitive ability to infer other peoples' mental states, called "theory of mind" or "mentalizing," according to research published May 30 in the open ...
Psychology & Psychiatry May 30, 2012 | 3.9 / 5 (8) | 3
A new University of British Columbia study finds that analytic thinking can decrease religious belief, even in devout believers.
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 26, 2012 | 4 / 5 (35) | 131 |
New research suggests that when non-religious people think about their own death they become more consciously skeptical about religion, but unconsciously grow more receptive to religious belief.
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 02, 2012 | 3.5 / 5 (4) | 6
or inactions? This was the key question behind recent studies led by Case Western Reserve University psychologist Julie Exline.
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 26, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 6
As you are weighing whether or not to go to church services this Christmas, consider this: Does a belief in God confer any health benefits? With the help of a large Norwegian longitudinal health study called HUNT, researchers ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Dec 26, 2011 | 1.5 / 5 (4) | 5
Being reminded of the concept of God can decrease people's motivation to pursue personal goals but can help them resist temptation, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.
Psychology & Psychiatry Oct 27, 2011 | 4 / 5 (2) | 3
Intuition may lead people toward a belief in the divine and help explain why some people have more faith in God than others, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.
Psychology & Psychiatry Sep 20, 2011 | 5 / 5 (7) | 0 |
Researchers at Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital have found that those who believe in a benevolent God tend to worry less and be more tolerant of life's uncertainties than those who believe in an indifferent or punishing ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Aug 05, 2011 | not rated yet | 12 |