mortality http://kbia.org en LISTEN: Researcher explores relationship between death, supernatural belief http://kbia.org/post/listen-researcher-explores-relationship-between-death-supernatural-belief <p></p><p>Awareness of death can lead people to strengthen and defend their own religious beliefs, according to a recent psychological study led by MU researcher Kenneth Vail.&nbsp;</p><p>And that doesn't just apply to those who believe in a higher power already. &nbsp;</p><p>The foundation of Vail's researcg comes from the idea that part of the motivation for religious belief is the awareness of death – an idea that has deep philosophical roots, Vail said. Recent experimental research also points to the notion that people use belief to help manage awareness of mortality.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 09 Feb 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Kellie Moore 28606 at http://kbia.org LISTEN: Researcher explores relationship between death, supernatural belief