Mental contamination: The effects of religiosity


BİLEKLİ İ. , İNÖZÜ MERMERKAYA M.

JOURNAL OF BEHAVIOR THERAPY AND EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHIATRY, vol.58, pp.43-50, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 58
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jbtep.2017.08.001
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF BEHAVIOR THERAPY AND EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHIATRY
  • Page Numbers: pp.43-50

Abstract

Background and objectives: Mental contamination, which occurs in the absence of contact with a contaminant, has a moral element. Previous studies evoked feelings of mental contamination via listening to a scenario, which described a non-consensual kiss. Since mental contamination has a moral element, we tested the effects of the level of religiosity on feelings of mental contamination and related variables in an experimental design.