Convergence: Connecting Levels of Analysis in Psychological Science
 In the past, our field harbored distinct, and often competing, schools of thought that tackled different problems and produced findings that often appeared to diverge. Today, investigators attack shared problems at complementary levels of analysis and produce results that converge. Studies of people in a social world; mental systems of cognition and emotion; and biological mechanisms of the genome and the nervous system interconnect and yield an integrated psychological science. The APS 23rd Annual Convention displays, and celebrates, these advances in our field.


An Initial Analysis of the Relationship Between Religion and Self-Distraction

Poster Session XI - Board: XI- 112
Sunday, May 29, 2011, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Columbia Hall

Shannon Jackson
University of New Haven

Michael Amico
Housatonic Community College

Twelve college students responded to the Brief COPE Inventory. A significant negative correlation (r = -.72) was found between the Religion and Self Distraction subscales of the Brief COPE Inventory. This suggests that religion might not be a cognitive or behavioral mechanism used to cope with daily stressors.


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