Flashcards in Chapter 4: Religious Development Deck (15):
Economically developed countries tend to be highly ____.
_______are more religious than people in virtually any other economically developed country.
3 characteristics that increase regigiousity:
-If your parents talk about religion in the home
-If both parents are of similar religion.
2 characteristics that decrease religion:
-if your parents disagree on religion
-if your parents are divorced.
Religiosity generally _____ from adolescence through emerging adulthood.
From childhood to adolescence, individuals view God in these ways:
-Childhood Example 1: children are seeing religion externally (they go to church) & Example 2: children are seeing religion concretely.
-Adolescence Example 1: seeing religion internally (can articulate beliefs) & Example 2: seeing religion as abstract.
Have a traditional, conservative faith
Believe only in the parts of their faith that appeal to them. pick and choose. what am i going to follow and what am i not?
Believe in the existence of a God or “spiritual force,” but beyond this they are unsure in their beliefs.
Have no opinion / Do not think about religion
Agnostics: I dont’ know if God exists.
Atheists: I don’t believe in any God.
Anti-religious- religion is bad
Most emerging adults are in the __________ category
Religions typically contain guidelines for ______ such as ___, ____, and ____.
socialization such as codes for behavior, roles, and sources of meaning.
Faith is largely conformist
Example: You haven’t thought about it too much. conforming to what parents say and friends think.
Integrate ideas into a single system of beliefs
Example: I am christian, and here are some things about christian beliefs.
Explore beliefs, incorporate personal experiences, develop individualized faith
Two Possible Outcomes:
-I’m rejecting catholicism. I’m no longer catholic
-I stick with this. It makes sense. I truly believe this.