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31 March 2011

Praying good for anger management

Saying a prayer for another person may help people control their negative emotions after being insulted by a stranger, researchers report.

Saying a prayer for another person may help people control their negative emotions after being insulted by a stranger, researchers report.

"People often turn to prayer when they're feeling negative emotions, including anger," said study co-author Brad Bushman, a professor of communication and psychology at Ohio State University. "We found that prayer really can help people cope with their anger, probably by helping them change how they view the events that angered them and helping them take it less personally."

 
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