Date of Award

Spring 4-10-2024

Document Type

Research Paper


Whittier Scholars Program

First Advisor

Chuck Hill


This study explores how religious beliefs and experiences evolve and impact individuals as they transition from adolescence into adulthood. It aims to gain insights into the ways in which religion influences social interactions, emotional well-being, and personal identity formation. Research on religion in adolescence into adulthood can promote understanding and tolerance of diverse religious beliefs and practices. Through this study I aim to provide a framework for the ways in which society can appreciate the plurality of religious experiences, fostering respect and empathy among individuals from different religious backgrounds. Participants were recruited from Professor Hill's Intro to Psychology class at Whittier College in the spring term of 2024. 4 points extra credit will be given to students who agree to participate in the study.