In a broad psychological sense, belief can be described as “
the mental state or function of cognizing reality.
” Belief has been acknowledged as a crucial and omnipresent component of human (intellectual) life. According to
(1921), believing is “
the most ‘mental’ thing
” people do and the exploration of the nature of belief is the focal point in the analysis of the human mind. In a similar vein,
(1748) posits that a life without beliefs is impos-sible and that holding and updating beliefs is an inevitable part of human nature.