Souls do not live by cognitive inclinations alone, but by the desire to exist beyond death as well

Jeff L Greenberg, Daniel L Sullivan, Spee Kosloff, Sheldon Solomon

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Abstract

Bering's analysis is inadequate because it fails to consider past and present adult soul beliefs and the psychological functions they serve. We suggest that a valid folk psychology of souls must consider features of adult soul beliefs, the unique problem engendered by awareness of death, and terror management findings, in addition to cognitive inclinations toward dualistic and teleological thinking.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)474-475
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Volume29
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2006

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Souls do not live by cognitive inclinations alone, but by the desire to exist beyond death as well. / Greenberg, Jeff L; Sullivan, Daniel L; Kosloff, Spee; Solomon, Sheldon.

In: Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Vol. 29, No. 5, 12.2006, p. 474-475.

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