Handbook of the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, Second Edition: Research, Theory, and Applications

Editat de Raymond F. Paloutzian, Crystal L. Park
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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.

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ISBN-13: 9781462520534
ISBN-10: 1462520537
Pagini: 698
Dimensiuni: 178 x 254 x 30 mm
Greutate: 1.23 kg
Ediția: 2 Rev ed.
Editura: Guilford Publications

Notă biografică

Raymond F. Paloutzian, PhD, is Professor Emeritus of Experimental and Social Psychology at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. He taught at Scripps College of The Claremont Colleges and has been a visiting professor at Stanford University and a guest professor and continuing visiting scholar at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. Dr. Paloutzian is Editor of "The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion." A Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA), the Association for Psychological Science, and the Western Psychological Association, he is a past president of APA Division 36 (Psychology of Religion and Spirituality). Crystal L. Park, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at the University of Connecticut. She is Associate Editor of "Psychology and Health," the "Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology," "Psychology of Religion and Spirituality," and "The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion." Dr. Park is a past president and the current awards chair of APA Division 36, and a recipient of the Division's William James Award. Her research interests include the roles of religious beliefs and religious coping in response to stressful life events, the phenomenon of stress-related growth, and people's attempts to find meaning in or create meaning out of negative life events.