We’re more willing to break social standards when the opportunity is in the middle

rather than at the start or end of a sequence. Researchers proved this pattern of judgment and behavior in obeying to: – ethical standards (e.g., cheating), – religious traditions (e.g., skipping religious rituals) – and performance standards (e.g., “cutting corners” on a task).

Religion or spirituality has positive impact

on romantic/marital relationships, child development, research shows. Adolescents who attend religious services with one or both of their parents are more likely to feel greater well-being while romantic partners who pray for their “significant others” experience greater relationship commitment, according to research.

Religion and Well-being

„Results showed that among people who were more genetically predisposed toward social sensitivity (i.e., G/G genotype), Koreans had greater psychological well-being if they were more religious; however, European Americans with the G/G genotype had lower psychological well-being if they were more religious.”