psychology

Laura King

On this week's show, we'll discuss why regret might not always be a bad thing

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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. 

And that doesn't just apply to those who believe in a higher power already.  

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. 

Laura King

On this week's show, we'll discuss why regret might not always be a bad thing.

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An MU psychology professor has put a tactical spin on happiness.