Most people will tell you that being baptized is about a symbolic cleansing that allows you to be reborn, cleansing yourself of the sins of your past. Behaviorally, there is a lot more to this concept than most people would give it credit for.
Religious Behavioral Analysis
For most people, their religion is a life foundation that they use to base their core beliefs and behavioral responses. Most people feel that religion and psychology are separate and mutually exclusive of each other; however, it is my contention that religion and psychology go hand-in-hand with providing validity to each other.