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Study: Religion, psychology share methods for reducing distress

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  • Emotion-regulation strategies of religious people are the same ones that psychologists use, shows study of 203 participants without depression or anxiety.
  • When dealing with tough situations, they find positive ways to frame it (“cognitive reappraisal”), and feel confident in their abilities to deal (“coping self-efficacy”).
  • These strategies were linked to decreased symptoms of anxiety or depression, uncovering a connection between religion and science.

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