HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
New book provides unprecedented look at role of religion over a lifetime

ting discoveries of Dillon and Wink's research is a more in-depth understanding of spiritual-seeking Americans, those who do not participate in regular traditional religious services but who would be incorrectly labeled as secular. The majority of surveys about religious behavior rely on the frequency of church attendance as a measure of a person's level of religiousness. Those who do not attend church frequently or at all usually are considered to be less religious or not religious at all. These types of results are partially responsible for the debate about whether Americans are becoming more secular.

What Dillon and Wink found is that the vast majority of those interviewed were either religious or spiritual seeking. Instead of relying on traditional measure such as church attendance, the researchers took cues from those interviewed about how they lived their lives and whether they engaged in regular spiritual seeking behaviors, such as meditation. Simply saying they were interested in spiritual endeavors was not enough to be classified as a spiritual seeking person.

Discovering and measuring this spiritual seeking behavior was important, as Dillon and Wink found that people who were spiritual were just as concerned about the well-being of others as more religious people. "Our study suggests that there is more than one pathway to the development of an ethic of care for others," they said.

And as people age, those who were highly religious fared much better than most. The authors found that people in the twilight years who were dealing with physical ailments but who had high levels of religiousness did not experience the same levels of depression as their less religious peers.

"In other areas of functioning depression, sense of control, and fear of death our data showed a more specific role for religiousness. In particular, among those who were in poor health, religiousness emerged as a strong buffer against depression and
'"/>

Contact: Lori Wright
lori.wright@unh.edu
603-862-0574
University of New Hampshire
16-May-2007


Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Sports concussion research using fMRI provides insight for safe return-to-play decisions
2. Fluorescence diffuse optical tomography provides high contrast, 3-D look at breast cancer
3. Daytrana provides significant effectiveness in both boys and girls with ADHD
4. New edition of medical reference book provides the latest in hematology
5. Lung cancer screening regimen provides opportunity for cure
6. MERLIN TIMI-36 study provides new safety and efficacy data for unique anti-anginal therapy
7. IceSAR campaign provides glimpse of future Sentinel-1 images over ice
8. Darunavir with FUZEON provides HIV patients a better chance to reach undetectable viral load
9. Optical technique provides improved virtual biopsies of internal surfaces
10. Enbrel provides sustained clinical improvements for ankylosing spondylitis for up to 3 years
11. Umbrella valve provides a potential alternative to lung surgery

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: New book provides unprecedented look role religion over lifetime

(Date:10/31/2014)... and cost, patients with early stage breast cancer ... with proton therapy versus whole breast irradiation (WBI), ... Texas MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center. ... typical patient characteristics, researchers used Medicare reimbursement codes ... of partial and whole breast irradiation therapies and ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... Nearly one out of four older Americans say that ... or unwanted medical treatment, according to the latest issue ... & Aging Report ( PP&AR ), which goes ... accountable when they fail to honor patients, end-of-life health ... Advanced Illness Care: Issues and Options ," features 12 ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... (PRWEB) October 31, 2014 Gold Medal ... to find affordable but tasteful gifts for the wine novice ... Early Bird Gift Giving Special , which Early Bird ... they purchase Wine Club Gift membership. , Gift Givers ... of this special. Besides offering discounts, Gold Medal Wine Club ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... North Shore Eye Care today announced the ... and the addition of leading ophthalmologist, William S. Kasper, ... Shore Eye Care Medical Director, Jeffrey Martin, MD. , ... Department of Ophthalmology of Winthrop-University Hospital and has maintained ... more than 30 years. He has been named to ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... RESEARCH UK scientists have found a drug combination that ... - paving the way for new treatments, according to ... Research Institute (NCRI) Cancer Conference in Liverpool next week*. ... initiate a chain of events culminating in self destruction. ... and become immortal. This means that cells grow out ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Proton therapy shown to be less costly than some alternative radiotherapy techniques 2Health News:Proton therapy shown to be less costly than some alternative radiotherapy techniques 3Health News:Advance directives can benefit patients, families, and health care system 2Health News:Gold Medal Wine Club now offering Early Bird Gift Giving Special for Holidays 2Health News:William Kasper, MD Garden City Ophthalmologist, Joins Medical Staff at North Shore Eye Care 2Health News:William Kasper, MD Garden City Ophthalmologist, Joins Medical Staff at North Shore Eye Care 3Health News:Scientists trigger self-destruct switch in lung cancer cells 2
(Date:10/31/2014)... ANGELES , Oct. 30, 2014 Migranade, ... Relief will be available to the 36 million U.S. ... a platform technology that targets the actual cause of ... medications attack pain and not the source Migranade is ... medication category. MIGRANADE Migraine Relief is available at ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... Oct. 31, 2014 Though therapies are in ... expected to show an annual increase of 16.2% over ... nearly $1 billion, according to Kalorama Information,s report, ... stem cell therapeutics that have gained or are expected ... "As drug developers tackle ever more complicated conditions, stem ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... 30, 2014 Stryker Orthopaedics, the Official Joint ... is rounding out its debut year of the relationship ... Scottsdale, AZ. This marks the eleventh tournament ... that the brand has activated on-site with the "Stryker ... fans on the importance of joint health.  ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Game Changing Migraine Medication To Be Available November 2014 2Report: Stem Cell Technologies Market Growing 2Stryker Mobility Zone Makes Final Stop Of 2014 At Charles Schwab Cup Championship 2Stryker Mobility Zone Makes Final Stop Of 2014 At Charles Schwab Cup Championship 3Stryker Mobility Zone Makes Final Stop Of 2014 At Charles Schwab Cup Championship 4
Cached News: