Religion can improve your self-control — even if you don't believe in God

Think your beliefs preclude you from being influenced by religious thoughts? Think again. Psychologists at Queen's University have demonstrated that test subjects who are primed to think subconsciously about religion — including agnostics and atheists — actually perform better at tasks requiring self-control than… » 5/17/12 11:28am 5/17/12 11:28am

Analytical thinking really does reduce your belief in God

Does God exist or not? That question may never be answered to everyone's satisfaction — but the question of why people become religious might be. Scientists found a way to meddle with the level of analytical thought people used, and in turn were able to influence the strength of people's religious beliefs. » 4/26/12 3:20pm 4/26/12 3:20pm