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    • Can Familiar Fictional Worlds Promote Health Through Buffering Belongingness Threats? 

      Gargurevich Espinoza, Antonella; Vahedi, Meisam (2020)
      Experiencing a threat to belonging increases the desire to engage in negative health behaviors. Past research on symbolic social bonds has demonstrated that visual narratives can provide the experience of belonging and ...
    • Prayer Objects Provide the Experience of Belonging 

      Vahedi, Meisam; 0000-0002-7884-7231 (2019-08)
      Existing literature on social surrogacy demonstrates that reminders of others with whom people have secure relationships can provide the experience of belonging. Additionally, it has been shown that God can be seen as an ...