God, the Government and Feelings of Control

 by Nathan Heflick in Psychology Today

"Feeling a little bit less in control? Research suggests you are more likely to believe in the controlling power of your government, and God.

Aaron Kay (professor at The University of Waterloo) and colleagues have recently tested a model of compensatory control.This posits that the world is often a random and chaotic place. To be able to function properly, people need some sense of personal control. In other words, the world and people around us need to be at least somewhat predictable, stable and to make sense..."

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