Handbook of the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality

Handbook of the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality

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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. A Choice Outstanding Academic TitleAldwin, PhD, is Professor in Human Development and Family Sciences at Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon. Gene G. Ano, PhD, is Professor in the Department of Psychology and Education at Mount San Antonio College, Walnut, anbsp;...

Title:Handbook of the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality
Author:Raymond F. Paloutzian, Crystal L. Park
Publisher:Guilford Publications - 2014-12-19


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