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Religion and Psychiatry

  • By: Harold G. Koenig
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

Religion is an organized system of beliefs, practices, and rituals designed to facilitate closeness to the sacred or transcendent—whether that be God or a higher power (in Western traditions) or ultimate truth or reality (in Eastern traditions). ...