Małgorzata Kossowska, Paulina Szwed, Aneta Czernatowicz-Kukuczka, Maciek Sekerdej and Miroslaw Wyczesany ran a psychophysiological study on threat relieving strategies in religious context.
Groups that hold a certain worldview often react with prejudice toward groups of opposit views. Following this reasoning, researchers from our Centre tested whether orthodox believers were prone to express prejudice toward atheists – and whether this expression alleviate their threat response. Using heart rate as a measure they proved their hypothesis.
You may read the paper (full version) on this site.