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dc.contributor.advisorChalik, Lisa
dc.contributor.authorMiller, Lisa
dc.identifier.citationMiller, Nina. The Role of Religious Context in Children’s Developing God Concepts. Presented to the S. Daniel Abraham Honors Program in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for Completion of the Program. NY: Stern College for Women Yeshiva University May 6, 2020. Mentor: Dr. Lisa Chaliken_US
dc.descriptionSenior honors thesis. Open Access.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study investigated young children’s concepts of God. We interviewed 36 4- to 8- year-old children of different religious backgrounds to explore the influence of religious context on children’s developing God concepts. Children were asked about God’s physical, biological, and emotional properties, God’s supernatural abilities, God’s knowledge, and God’s emotions towards them. We found that (1) children who are more religious tend to attribute fewer anthropomorphic properties to God, (2) all children think supernatural phenomena cannot occur but are less sure about those phenomena which are recorded in the Bible, (3) religious children differentiate between God’s knowledge and human knowledge more than non-religious children, and (4) all children think God has more positive than negative emotions, but religious children think God has more emotions in general than nonreligious children. These findings highlight the impact that religious teachings can have on children, in addition to the importance of sampling a diverse population before drawing conclusions about children’s cognitive abilitiesen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipS. Daniel Abraham Honors Programen_US
dc.publisherNew York, NY. Stern College for Women. Yeshiva University.en_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States*
dc.subjectSenior honors thesisen_US
dc.subjectJewish religious educationen_US
dc.subjectChildren's concepts of Goden_US
dc.titleThe Role of Religious Context in Children’s Developing God Conceptsen_US

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