Interview with Dr. Robert D. Ridge
In February 2007, Dr. Robert Ridge and his colleagues published an article that sparked a great deal of controversy., The research looked into people's reactions to a Biblical account regarding aggressive provocation and retaliation. One group of participants was told that the verse was from the Bible and read that God sanctioned the aggression, whereas another group was informed that the reading was from an ancient scroll in which there was no mention of deity In subsequent interaction with assigned partners the subjects who read that the aggression was sanctioned by God reacted more aggressively. The clamor regarding the research has shown not only the wide appeal of the research, but has also shown people's extrapolation regarding potential hidden implication that they feel may lie within the findings.
"Interview with Dr. Robert D. Ridge,"
Intuition: The BYU Undergraduate Journal in Psychology: Vol. 5
, Article 2.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/intuition/vol5/iss1/2