Religion and cognitive development: implications for the developing world

Hasan, Rumy (2017) Religion and cognitive development: implications for the developing world. Development, 60 (3-4). pp. 201-205. ISSN 1011-6370

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Abstract

Nothing shapes the morals, values, and folkways in the Global South as much as religion. It is the primary mark of identity and adhered to in an extraordinarily passionate manner. Hence, religion matters deeply and permeates directly or indirectly almost every vestige of life not least on growth and socio-economic development of societies. This article explores how religious thinking affects the cognitive development of people, especially children, which may, in turn, impact upon the variables of a country’s economic growth and development. The working assumption is that a weakness in the former deleteriously affects the latter. This article concludes by arguing that the influence of religion is least in the most advanced countries.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Depositing User: Joy Blake
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2018 12:38
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2019 12:45
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/74851

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