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Poster ID #439

Abstract

Hundreds of articles have been published in psychology journals investigating spirituality and its uses in therapy and as a coping mechanism. However little research has been done on the effect of spirituality and neurological processes. Inzlichtet. al. (2009) asserted that both belief in God and high religious zeal were correlated with smaller ERN amplitudes. However in Inzlicht’s study only those who were highly zealous spiritually and if the participants believed in God. Nothing about the components of spirituality were examined. In order to fully assess the components of spirituality the Spirituality Assessment Inventory (SAI) was administered and the various subscales analyzed. Error-Related Negativity/Post-error Positivity Error related negativity (ERN) is an event related potential (ERP) characterized by the increased negative amplitude 100 ms after an incorrect response. The ERN is believed to reflect error processing through the error monitoring of the anterior cingulatecortex. We suggest that individual components of spirituality will significantly correlate with the ERN more than the holistic belief in God.

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The Annual Mary Lou Fulton Mentored Research Conference showcases some of the best student research from the College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences. The mentored learning program encourages undergraduate students to participate in hands-on and practical research under the direction of a faculty member. Students create these posters as an aide in presenting the results of their research to the public, faculty, and their peers.

Publication Date

2010-04-01

Permanent URL

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/2305

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Psychology

Spirituality and Error Processing

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