Religion, depression and submissive behavior: an explorative study.

Leonardo Carlucci
Generally, depressed people tend to adopt submissive behavior, to have a low self-consideration in social comparison, which causes fear of a negative evaluation. A time-prolonged submission results into a development of depression. Likewise, from an evolutionary view, religious beliefs and attitudes have functional implications for social life: establishing and maintaining hierarchies, figures of power, and asymmetric relationships. All these implications accounted for submissive behavior in religious people. In this study, the link between depression, religious...
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