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United on Sunday: the effects of secular rituals on social bonding and affect

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Religious rituals are associated with health benefits, potentially produced via social bonding. It is unknown whether secular rituals similarly increase social bonding. We conducted a field study with individuals who celebrate secular rituals at Sunday Assemblies and compared them with participants attending Christian rituals. We assessed levels of social bonding and affect before and after the rituals. Results showed the increase in social bonding taking place in secular rituals is comparabl...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1371/journal.pone.0242546

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0000-0002-3559-1141
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Sub department:
Experimental Psychology
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ORCID:
0000-0002-9982-9702
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Publisher:
Public Library of Science Publisher's website
Journal:
PLoS One Journal website
Volume:
16
Issue:
1
Article number:
e0242546
Publication date:
2021-01-27
Acceptance date:
2020-11-04
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EISSN:
1932-6203
Pmid:
33503054
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1159357
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pubs:1159357
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2021-05-04

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