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Effective Prayer

uhs0403 at ohsu.edu uhs0403 at ohsu.edu
Thu Oct 16 15:30:55 EST 1997

Thats the stuff! Thanks for the refs, and no, I didn't even think to say a 
little prayer (maybe thats why it came).

In article <Pine.LNX.3.91.971016144713.4003A-100000 at Hera> sblack at UBISHOPS.CA 
(Stephen Black) writes:>From: sblack at UBISHOPS.CA (Stephen Black)
>Subject: Re: Effective Prayer
>Date: 16 Oct 1997 12:23:20 -0700

>On Thu, 16 Oct 1997 uhs0403 at ohsu.edu wrote:

>> I remember a study some time back in which prayer and religious faith was 
>> compared with non-religious (scientific) treatments. Prayer and religious 
>> affiliation was associated with slightly worse outcomes. I wish I had the 
>> ref. 
>> And in research on shipwrecks and accidents, the presence of clergy was 
>> associated with a higher probability of the plane crashing, train wrecking or 
>> the ship sinking.

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>References not given above

>Cox, B. (1997). Testing the power of prayer. Science, 276, after May 9
>  [sorry about the inexact reference]

>Rabinowitz, F. (1984). The heredity-environment controversy: A Victorian
>  legacy. Canadian Psychology, 25, 159--

>Rousch, W. (1997). Herbert Benson: Mind-body maverick pushes the envelope.
>   Science, 276, 357--

>Heilig, J. (1997). Testing the power of belief. Science, May 9, p. 891.

>Stephen Black, Ph.D.                      tel: (819) 822-9600 ext 2470
>Department of Psychology                  fax: (819) 822-9661
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