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The Psychology Of Religion by Vassilis Saroglou

Title The Psychology of Religion
Author Vassilis Saroglou
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2020-10-08
Category Psychology
Total Pages 132
ISBN 9781351255936
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Does religion positively affect well-being? What leads to fundamentalism? Do religious beliefs make us more moral? The Psychology of Religion explores the often contradictory ideas people have about religion and religious faiths, spirituality, fundamentalism, and atheism. The book examines whether we choose to be religious, or whether it is down to factors such as genes, environment, personality, cognition, and emotion. It analyses religion’s effects on morality, health, and social behavior and asks whether religion will survive in our modern society. Offering a balanced view, The Psychology of Religion shows that both religiosity and atheism have their own psychological costs and benefits, with some of them becoming more salient in certain environments.

Psychology And Religion by Andrew Reid Fuller

Title Psychology and Religion
Author Andrew Reid Fuller
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date 2008
Category Psychology
Total Pages 369
ISBN 0742560228
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This book surveys the major theoretical positions in the psychology of religion. William James, Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, Gordon Allport, Abraham Maslow, Erich Fromm, Alan Watts, and Viktor Frankl are each accorded an entire chapter. A chapter is devoted to such further developments in the field as the investigation of the God-image by object relations theorists and the empirical scaling of religiousness. In this new edition, three additional chapters consider in turn the feminist psychology of religion, neuroscience and religion, and the evolutionary psychology of religion. This book, thus seen as both wide-ranging and current, offers illuminating and in-depth coverage of major theorists and approaches. While its breadth makes it an excellent place to begin an exploration of the psychology of religion, its depth and detail provide the opportunity for a serious and rewarding immersion in the field.

Title An Introduction to the Psychology of Religion
Author Robert H. Thouless
Publisher CUP Archive
Release Date 1971
Category Psychology
Total Pages 152
ISBN 0521096650
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The third edition of this successful book, which applies the science of psychology to problems of religion. Dr Thouless explores such questions as: why do people believe? Why are their beliefs often held with irrational strength? How are changes in belief systems related to mental health? What are reasonable attitudes towards alternative belief systems? This edition includes samples of the experimental and statistical studies of religious problems, including the author's own study of the strength of religious beliefs. This edition also pays more attention to the problems of non-Christian religious systems, with special consideration given to the problems of mutual toleration. Finally Dr Thouless considers whether it is reasonable for modern man to adhere to any religious belief system. This is an excellent textbook for students of the social sciences, particularly psychology and theology, and will also interest the general reader who has an intellectual curiosity about religion.

Title Psychology Religion and Spirituality
Author James M. Nelson
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date 2009-02-27
Category Psychology
Total Pages 731
ISBN 9780387875729
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Over a century ago, psychologists who were fascinated with religion began to study and write about it. Theologians and religious practitioners have responded to this literature, producing a fascinating dialogue that deals with our fundamental und- standings about the human person and our place in the world. This book provides an introduction to the important conversations that have developed out of these interchanges. The dialogue between psychology and religion is difficult to study for a number of reasons. First, it requires knowledge of both psychology and religion. People with a background in psychology often lack a solid understanding of the religious traditions they wish to study, and theologians may not be up to date on the latest developments in psychology. Second, it requires conceptual tools to organize the material and understand the basic problems involved in any attempt to connect the science of psychology with religion. These concepts can be found in many places, for instance in the writings of philosophers of science, but they are complex and often hard to follow for those without a proper theological and philosophical ba- ground. Finally, authors who write on the topic come to the study of psychology and religion from a variety of academic and personal backgrounds. This makes for wonderful diversity in conversations, but it makes understanding and mastery of the material quite difficult.

Title Psychology Religion and Spirituality
Author Fraser Watts
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2017-03-06
Category Religion
Total Pages 234
ISBN 9781107044449
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Psychology, Religion, and Spirituality provides readers with a critical overview of what psychology tells us about religion and spirituality. It is concise without being simplistic, and the first such broad overview to be published for some years. Fraser Watts recognizes that 'religion' is complex and multi-faceted, taking different forms in different people and contexts. The book presents a broad view of psychology; whatever kind of psychology you are interested in, you will find it covered here, from biological to social, and from experimental to psychoanalytic. It focuses particularly on the varied concepts that psychologists have employed to make sense of religion and subjects them to critical examination. The book is also concerned with practical applications, helping those engaged in religious ministry. It will be of interest to undergraduates and general readers, as well as specialists in religious studies, psychology, and philosophy of religion.

Title Handbook of the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality Second Edition
Author Raymond F. Paloutzian
Publisher Guilford Press
Release Date 2013-05-21
Category Psychology
Total Pages 698
ISBN 9781462510061
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Widely regarded as the definitive reference, this volume comprehensively examines the psychological processes associated with religion and spirituality. Leading scholars from multiple psychological subdisciplines present developmental, cognitive, social psychological, cultural, and clinical perspectives on this core aspect of human experience. The forms and functions of religious practices and rituals, conversion experiences, and spiritual struggles are explored. Other key topics include religion as a meaning system, religious influences on prosocial and antisocial behavior, and connections to health, coping, and psychotherapy. New to This Edition *Two chapters on cross-cultural issues. *Chapters on spiritual goals, emotional values, and mindfulness. *Reflects significant theoretical and empirical developments in the field. *Many new authors and extensively revised chapters. *Robust index amplifies the volume's usefulness as a reference tool.

The Psychology Of Religion by Bernard Spilka

Title The Psychology Of Religion
Author Bernard Spilka
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2019-05-20
Category Psychology
Total Pages 296
ISBN 9780429964466
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Theory in the psychology of religion is in a state of rapid development, and the present volume demonstrates how various positions in this field may be translated into original foundational work that will in turn encourage exploration in many directions. A number of new contributions are collected with previously published pieces to illustrate the

Title The Psychology of Religion and Place
Author Victor Counted
Publisher Springer Nature
Release Date 2019-11-01
Category Religion
Total Pages 340
ISBN 9783030288488
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This book examines the role of religious and spiritual experiences in people’s understanding of their environment. The contributors consider how understandings and experiences of religious and place connections are motivated by the need to seek and maintain contact with perceptual objects, so as to form meaningful relationship experiences. The volume is one of the first scholarly attempts to discuss the psychological links between place and religious experiences.The chapters within provide insights for understanding how people’s experiences with geographical places and the sacred serve as agencies for meaning-making, pro-social behaviour, and psychological adjustment in everyday life.

Title The Psychology of Religion and Coping
Author Kenneth I. Pargament
Publisher Guilford Press
Release Date 2001-02-15
Category Psychology
Total Pages 548
ISBN 1572306645
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Bridging the subject fields of psychology and religion, this volume interweaves theories with first-hand accounts, clinical insight, and empirical research to look at such questions as whether religion is a help or a hindrance in times of stress.

Psychology And Religion by Carl Gustav Jung

Title Psychology and Religion
Author Carl Gustav Jung
Publisher Yale University Press
Release Date 1960-09-10
Category Psychology
Total Pages 138
ISBN 0300166508
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Dr. Carl Gustav Jung, author of some of the most provocative hypotheses in modern psychology, describes what he regards as an authentic religious function in the unconscious mind. Using a wealth of material from ancient and medieval Gnostic, alchemistic, and occultistic literature, he discusses the religious symbolism of unconscious processes and the possible continuity of religious forms that have appeared and reappeared through the centuries. "These compact vigorous essays constitute Dr. Jung's most sustained interpretation of the religious function in individual experience."-Journal of Social Philosophy

Title The Image of God and the Psychology of Religion
Author Richard L Dayringer
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2013-04-03
Category Family & Relationships
Total Pages 142
ISBN 9781136434518
Language English, Spanish, and French
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What are the implications of a client’s image of God? Improve your confidence—and your practice skills—by enhancing your knowledge of how individuals are likely to perceive God, and of how those perceptions impact the way they function as human beings. Theologians have long speculated and theorized about how humans imagine God to be. This book merges theology with science, presenting empirical research focused on perceptions of God in a variety of populations living in community and mental health settings. Each chapter concludes with references that comprise an essential reading list, and the book is generously enhanced with tables that make data easy to access and understand. “Liberating Images of God” discusses the constriction and impoverishment of God images due to the traditional restrictions of God images to those that are male and personified. This chapter examines the potential for the client and counselor’s co-creation of images of God which embrace the feminine as well as the masculine, the nurturer as well as the warrior, and the natural world in all its dimensions as well as the human world, to liberate, enrich, sustain, and transform the client’s relationships with God and with him/herself. “Attachment, Well-Being, and Religious Participation Among People with Severe Mental Disorders” examines the relationship between attachment states of mind and religious participation among people diagnosed with severe mental illness. “Concepts of God and Therapeutic Alliance Among People with Severe Mental Disorders” explores the transferential aspects of God representation among severely mentally ill adults. It highlights research on the relationship between a patient’s image of God and that patient’s working relationship with his/her case manager, and discusses the implications for clinical practice of those findings. “The Subjective Experience of God” presents a theory about the psychological basis for the experience of God that argues that this experience is essentially a form of projection and as such is an internal event that does not exist independent of an individual’s psyche. This chapter draws a distinction between faith in a particular belief—namely, faith in the existence of a loving, omnipotent God—and an attitude of faith, which is the basis for experiences of transcendence. “Relationship of Gender Role Identity and Attitudes” presents the results of a study in which nearly 300 Catholic attendees at three university Catholic centers completed the Bern Sex Role Inventory, the Attitudes Toward Women Scale, and the Perceptions of God Checklist. This chapter looks at images of God as masculine or feminine, and at the connection for people between the way they perceive God and the way they relate towards men and women. “Reflections on a Study in a Mental Hospital,” brings you groundbreaking new research on perceptions of God in an inpatient population. This chapter examines the positive effects (as opposed to the negative effects previously portrayed by the psychological community) of religious belief and practice for residential care patients in a psychiatric hospital.

Psychology And Religion by Michael Argyle

Title Psychology and Religion
Author Michael Argyle
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2005-10-25
Category Religion
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9781134658817
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Title The Psychology of Religion and Spirituality for Clinicians
Author Jamie Aten
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2013-06-19
Category Psychology
Total Pages 422
ISBN 9781135224363
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Many therapists and counselors find themselves struggling to connect the research on the psychology of religion and spirituality to their clinical practice. This book will address this issue, providing a valuable resource for clinicians that will help translate basic research findings into useful clinical practice strategies. The editors and chapter authors, all talented and respected scholar-clinicians, offer a practical and functional understanding of the empirical literature on the psychology of religion and spirituality of, while at the same time outlining clinical implications, assessments, and strategies for counseling and psychotherapy. Chapters cover such topics as religious and spiritual identity, its development, and its relationship with one’s personality; client God images; spiritually transcendent experiences; forgiveness and reconciliation; and religion and spirituality in couples and families. Each concludes with clinical application questions and suggestions for further reading. This book is a must-read for all those wishing to ground their clinical work in an empirical understanding of the role that religion and spirituality plays in the lives of their clients.

Title Advances in the Psychology of Religion
Author Michael Argyle
Publisher Elsevier
Release Date 2013-10-22
Category Religion
Total Pages 247
ISBN 9781483285931
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This collection of previously unpublished papers, written by well known researchers in the psychology of religion, is unique in its broad coverage and in its comparison between quite different and strictly theoretical perspectives. The subjects range from theoretical analyses of social science perspectives on religion and its methods, to reports of experimental, correlational or descriptive studies of religious experience and attitudes. The emphasis throughout is on the directions in which this work might move in the future.

Title Psychology and Western Religion
Author C. G. Jung
Publisher Princeton University Press
Release Date 2020-09-01
Category Psychology
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780691217994
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Extracted from Volumes 11 and 18. This selection of Jung's writings brings together a number of articles that are necessary for the understanding of his interpretation of the religious life and development of Western man: views that are central to his psychological thought.

Religion And Psychology by Diane Jonte-Pace

Title Religion and Psychology
Author Diane Jonte-Pace
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2002-09-26
Category Religion
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9781134625352
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This work is a survey of the current state of the relationship between religion and psychology from the leading scholars in the field.

Title The Psychology of Religious Behaviour Belief and Experience
Author Benjamin Beit-Hallahmi
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2014-03-18
Category Psychology
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9781317799047
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Because society is increasingly secular, it may seem irrelevant to consider the psychology of religion. But the diversity of our multi-ethnic and multi-cultural society in fact makes religion more important to the social sciences than it has ever been before. What are the social consequences of religion? Every day the news is full of events that can be blamed on religion perpetrated by a range of groups from whole societies to individuals. Beit-Hallami and Argyle are renowned for their clear, analytical approach to topics and this new, state-of-the-art study of psychology and religion is no exception. It will be welcomed as an update to their previous work in the area by social psychologists, sociologists and theologians worldwide.

Title Contemplative Practices in Action
Author Thomas G. Plante
Publisher ABC-CLIO
Release Date 2010
Category Body, Mind & Spirit
Total Pages 261
ISBN 9780313382567
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This groundbreaking primer illuminates contemplative methods that can improve mental and physical health. * Foreword by renowned author and scholar Huston Smith, subject of the five-part PBS special, The Wisdom of Faith with Huston Smith * Contributions from 13 expert authors * Case studies showing how contemplative practices are being used to cope with modern stress and disorders among groups as diverse as caregivers, pregnant women, people living with HIV, and veterans dealing with PTSD

Psychology As Religion by Paul C. Vitz

Title Psychology as Religion
Author Paul C. Vitz
Publisher Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Release Date 1994
Category Psychology
Total Pages 173
ISBN 0802807259
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This is a virtually rewritten second edition of New York University Professor Paul Vitz's profoundly important analysis of modern psychology. Vitz maintains that psychology in our day has become a religion, a secular cult of self, and has become part of the problem of modern life rather than part of its resolution.

Psychology And Religion by Michael Argyle

Title Psychology and Religion
Author Michael Argyle
Publisher Psychology Press
Release Date 2000
Category Religion
Total Pages 285
ISBN 9780415189071
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.