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dc.contributor.authorYuen, Wei Lun
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-29T12:37:06Z
dc.date.available2018-04-29T12:37:06Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10356/74131
dc.description.abstractPast studies have shown that fate and belief in God are strongly associated. However, finer-grained investigations into this association have been lacking. The current research sought to highlight the key role anthropomorphic perceptions of God plays in this association, as well as demonstrate the bidirectional causal effects between beliefs in an anthropomorphic God and fate. In Study 1, participants reminded of an anthropomorphic God were found to have stronger fate beliefs than participants primed with other non-anthropomorphic entities. Study 2 examined the reverse causal flow, and showed that experimentally inducing inclinations toward fate beliefs elicited strong religiosity among the participants. Additionally, Study 2 also shed light on specific anthropomorphic qualities that were essential for the causal effect of fate beliefs on religiosity. Specifically, while anthropomorphic perceptions of other entities’ mental world typically follow two dimensions, agency and experience, perceiving God to possess agency was crucial for fate beliefs to increase one’s belief in God. Taken together, findings across both studies illustrated the bidirectional causality between beliefs in fate and God, and showed that anthropomorphic perception of God was imperative to the aforementioned effects. Implications of the findings were also discussed.en_US
dc.format.extent45 p.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectDRNTU::Social sciences::Sociology::Social psychologyen_US
dc.titleWhen fate meets its maker : bidirectional effects between beliefs in anthropomorphic God and fateen_US
dc.typeFinal Year Project (FYP)
dc.contributor.supervisorLee Kai Chung, Alberten_US
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Humanities and Social Sciencesen_US
dc.description.degreeBachelor of Artsen_US
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