Controversial Issues Exam 2 Part 3

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  1. Does Religious Commitment Improve Mental Health
    Larson Vs. Ellis
  2. Suicide
    Larson found that multiple studies, religious commitment was associated with lower of suicide
  3. Adolescent Drug Abuse
    Drug use was found to be lower (Larson) in the most "politically incorrect" group of teenagers, religious, theologically conservative teens
  4. Biased responding
    Larson claims that thi was controlled for buy didnt tell us exactly how
  5. Travis and Sadd
    Reported that women who were religious reported greater happiness, increased satisfaction with martial sex, and fequent orgasm
  6. Chung-Chou Chu
    reported lower rated of rehospitialization among schiz who attended church
  7. Sigmund Freud
    Considered religion a "universal obessional neurosis" He also quated mystical experience with "infantile helplessness" and "regression to infantile narcissism"
  8. ALbert Ellis
    According to Larson's quote, Ellis equates non belief and atheism with mental health and devout belief with mental and emotional disturbance. Ellis article does not seem to agree with this depiction
  9. Temporal Lobe dysfunction
    Has been associated with many paranormal experiences (Ex. seeing ghost) Larson feels some clinicians view religious experience as a similar phenomenon
  10. Rates of atheism and agnosticism
    Less than 45% of psychologist and Psychiatrist believe, less than half of the rate of the general pop. May do with scientific training
  11. Response Bias
    Ellis suggest that all the studies Larson cites Utilized believers and they responded to questionnaires in a biased way, tending to answere in a positive manner
  12. Connection to disturbance
    Ellis points out that deadly consequences such as anti-abortion killings can results from fanatical beliefs
  13. Ellis
    Also points out that religious persecution has resulted in millions of casualties
  14. Religion and Psychosis
    Ellis notes that Psychotics and the personality disordered often have religion obessions. Dr. R. pointed out that they also have many other obsessions
  15. Two level of belief - Ellis draws a distinction between moderate belief and devout dogmatic belief
    • According to Ellis
    • 1. Dearth of enlightened self interest and self direction
    • 2. Reduced social and human interest
    • 3. Refusal to accept ambiguity and uncertainty
    • 4. Allergy to uncondtional self acceptance
  16. Dr. R thoughts/ questions 1
    Ellsi suggest that moderate believe is ok but i get the feeling he realy doesnt believe that
  17. Dr. R thoughts/ questions 2
    If there is no diety, as Ellis migh suggest, is it bes to know it. Some studies show that thoe who are more in touvh with reality are more depressed
  18. Dr. R thoughts/ questions 3
    Science and Logic cannot solve all of mankind's problems ( Carl Jung recognized this a reason for the universality of relgion)
  19. Dr. R thoughts/ questions 4
    Religion may provide a sense of community, belonging, and values for some regardless and actual belief
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