Sheena Iyengar

Optimism and Fundamentalism

Coauthor(s): Martin Seligman.


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Investigates the explanatory style of religious groups representing fundamentalist, moderate and liberal views. Reason for the optimism of fundamentalist individuals; Causes of the optimism differences among fundamentalists, moderates and liberals; Impact of religious hope on individuals.

Source: Psychological Science
Exact Citation:
Iyengar, Sheena, and Martin Seligman. "Optimism and Fundamentalism." Psychological Science 4, no. 4 (July 1993): 256-59.
Volume: 4
Number: 4
Pages: 256-59
Date: 7 1993