Science, Faith and Mental Health: A Conversation with Erica Komisar and David DeSteno

Insights for today's confusing world, with the authors of Chicken Little the Sky Isn't Falling: Raising Resilient Adolescents in the New Age of Anxiety and How God Works: The Science Behind the Benefits.

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01:11 Should atheist parents lie to their children about God?
02:44 How should parents talk to children about death?
04:44 What techniques have religions been using to change people's beliefs?
07:46 How does a lack of interest in religion prove to be disastrous to children?
11:40 How does religion perform experimentation?
16:47 How are "spiritual technologies" related to psychology?
19:39 How is religion the bulwark against materialism and selfishness?
24:27 How can we believe that "the sky isn’t falling”?
27:59 How does meditation promote altruism?
34:57 Is it viable for nonbelievers to accept things as they are?
39:48 Why are there less religious people over time if it is so beneficial?

Comments (1)

(1) Anonymous, November 5, 2021 3:18 AM

what it's like to be broken

Can people who've never experienced brokenness themselves, firsthand, really help those of us who are living with chronic pain, depression, insomnia, anxiety, long term effects of trauma, brain injuries, disabilities, poverty, alienation, etc.? They say you have to walk a mile in someone's shoes before you really know what they're going through, don't they?


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