Religion And Aggression Research Paper

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Throughout history, various wars and tragic killings have occurred in the name of religion. Learning about such events has influenced people to believe that religion itself causes or increases aggression. Numerous scientists have conducted studies on different factors, including religion, to see their influence aggression against others. Many of these studies have concluded that, contrary to what events such as September 11th and the Crusades might argue, religiosity often deters aggressive behavior. People who personally practice and live by their faith are less aggressive, more agreeable, and more tolerant than those who are religious in name only. Religiosity, defined as the combination of religious beliefs and activity of practicing the

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