Religious Communities and Human Flourishing


Religious Communities and Human Flourishing


Religious Communities and Human Flourishing | 2017 | Tyler J. VanderWeele, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Program on Integrative Knowledge and Human Flourishing | This article, published by the Association for Psychological Science explores how participation in religious services is associated with numerous aspects of human flourishing, including happiness and life satisfaction, mental and physical health, meaning and purpose, character and virtue, and close social relationships. Evidence for the effects of religious communities on these flourishing outcomes now comes from rigorous longitudinal study designs with extensive confounding control.

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