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Holistic individualism in the age of aquarius: Measuring individualism/collectivism in new age, Catholic, and atheist/agnostic groups

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The New Age has been reported to be an exemplary religion of modernity, that emphasizes the importance of autonomy and self-development. Attempts to establish whether New Age ideas and practices were oriented toward self-transcendence or if, instead, they reinforced secular individualistic values and behaviors have become a central point of debate among researchers. In order to bring some new light to this debate we compared New Age with Roman Catholic and atheist/agnostic participants on a b...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
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Journal:
JOURNAL FOR THE SCIENTIFIC STUDY OF RELIGION
Volume:
47
Issue:
2
Pages:
277-289
Publication date:
2008-06-05
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EISSN:
1468-5906
ISSN:
0021-8294
URN:
uuid:93a5b383-2a40-4039-b604-d3185d07aa4a
Source identifiers:
252386
Local pid:
pubs:252386
Language:
English

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