This book presents an integrated review and critical analysis of the recent research in the positive psychology of religion, with focus on the positive psychology of religion across different cultures and religions. The book provides a review of the literature on different contributions of religion and spirituality to positive functioning and well-being and reviews religions across the world, including the five major religions of Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Judaism and Hinduism. In addition, the book reviews commonalities and differences in the ways in which different religions contribute to positive functioning, as well as differences in which different religions manifest their positive contributions in minority groups across the world. It fills a unique place in the market's increasing interest and demand in the psychology of religion, as well as positive psychology. While the target audience is researchers, scholars and students in psychology, cross-cultural studies, religious studies and social sciences, it will be useful for anyone interested in better understanding the contributions of religion and culture in subjective well-being.
Chapter 1. Introduction. Positive Psychology of Religion across Traditions and Beliefs; Chu Kim-Prieto.- Part I: Positive Psychology within the Context of Specific Religions.- Chapter 2. Virtues that Transcend: Positive Psychology in Jewish Texts and Tradition; Eliezer Schnall, Mark Schiffman and Aaron Cherniak.- Chapter 3. The Contributions of Christian Perspectives and Practices to Positive Psychology; Everett L. Worthington Jr., Caroline R. Lavelock, Daryl R. Van Tongeren, Charlotte van Oyen Witvliet, Brandon J. Griffin, Chelsea L. Greer, David J. Jennings II, Yin Lin, Kayla Jordan, and Man Yee Ho.-Chapter 4. Religiosity and Well-Being in Muslim Context; Ahmed M. Abdel-Khalek.- Chapter 5. Fostering Meaning, Social Connection and Well-Being through Hindu Beliefs and Practices; Maia Young and Rakesh Sarin.- Chapter 6. Sikhism and Positive Psychology; Muninder K. Ahluwalia, Anna Flores Locke, and Steven Hylton.- Chapter 7. Buddhism and Positive Psychology; Julia L. Cassaniti.- Chapter 8. American Indian Traditional Ways: Convergence and Divergence with Positive Psychology; Leah Rouse Arndt.- Part II. Variations in the Paths to Positivity and Religiosity.- Chapter 9. Religiosity and Subjective Well-Being: An International Perspective; Louis Tay, Miao Li, David Myers and Ed Diener.- Chapter 10. Religious/ Spiritual Meaning Systems: Multiple Pathways to Well-Being; Crystal L. Park and Amy Hale-Smith.- Chapter 11. Mindfulness, Consciousness, Spirituality, and Well-Being; Emily L.B. Lykins.- Chapter 12. Mind-Body Practices and the Neuro-Psychology of Well-Being; P.L. Gerbarg, L. Gootjes and R.P. Brown.- Chapter 13. Religion, Emotion Regulation, and Well-Being; Allon Vishkin, Yochanan Bigman, and Maya Tamir.- Chapter 14. Humility and Religion: Benefits, Difficulties, and a Model of Religious Tolerance; Elissa Woodruff, Daryl R. Van Tongeren, Stacey McElroy, Don E. Davis, and Joshua N. Hook.- Chapter 15. Gratitude and Spirituality: A Review of Theory and Research; Joshua N. Hook.- Chapter 16. Religion and Forgiveness of Others; Mark S. Rye and Cara F. McCabe.- Chapter 17. Religious Ecstasy and Other Intense Emotions; Ralph W. Hood Jr..- Chapter 18. Spiritual Resilience and Struggle Following the Experience of a Stroke; Margaret H. Feuille, Kenneth I. Pargament, and Sharon K. Ostwald.- Chapter 19. Religiosity and Immigrant Family Narratives in Korean American Young Adults; Sumie Okazaki and Nancy Abelmann.
Series: Cross-Cultural Advancements in Positive Psychology
Number Of Pages: 375
Published: 1st June 2014
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5