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 Title
"Paloutzian and Park have done it again! This second edition matches the quality of its predecessor in providing a comprehensive review of current research. Chapters have been revised and others added that cast the net even farther over interdisciplinary and cross-cultural waters. Scholars and students will benefit greatly from having this valuable reference in hand; clinicians and those working in religious settings should not be without it."--W. Paul Williamson, PhD, Department of Psychology, Henderson State University
"The volume captures the intense fascination with religion and spirituality shared by authors from diverse psychological subdisciplines, as well as the complexity of the issues we face in creating a cohesive scientific agenda. The chapters are thoughtful, informed, and provocative, and they demonstrate how disciplinary perspectives shape definitions, what we search for, and what we find."--Susan Folkman, PhD, Professor of Medicine Emeritus, University of California, San Francisco
"The second edition of the Handbook brings this exciting, evolving field fully up to date, with chapters from a 'who's who' of leading scholars. All serious researchers, teachers, and clinicians who are engaged with the psychology of religion and spirituality must have this volume on their shelves. It also will be of great value as a graduate course text. I know my own copy will become well worn."--Thomas G. Plante, PhD, ABPP, Augustin Cardinal Bea, S.J., University Professor and Director, Spirituality and Health Institute, Santa Clara University
"This comprehensive, up-to-date volume offers compelling concepts and evidence on a broad spectrum of topics. As a text, it would be ideal in graduate courses in psychology, religious studies, and public health. The coverage of links between spirituality, religion, and health and disease issues is especially exciting."--Carl E. Thoresen, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Education, Psychology, and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University
"A vital contribution to a vibrant and growing field of study. Paloutzian and Park have once again organized leading scholars to provide the latest research findings across major areas of both historical and contemporary relevance. Those steeped in the field will appreciate the synthetic focus on key issues, the interdisciplinary sophistication, and the attention to diversity. Newcomers to the psychology of religion and spirituality will find the chapters accessible, with a helpful overview of each area. This is an excellent text for graduate courses and an essential resource for researchers."--Steven J. Sandage, PhD, Albert and Jesse Danielsen Professor of Psychology and Theology at Boston University and the Danielsen Institute
"We're living in a time of great interest in how religion arises in human minds and then comes to influence them in profound ways. This handbook is both timely and comprehensive, bringing together an illustrious group of psychologists to explore all major aspects of the psychology of religion. An important resource for advanced students."--Ara Norenzayan, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Canada
I. Foundations of the Psychology of Religion 1. Recent Progress and Core Issues in the Science of the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, Raymond F. Paloutzian and Crystal L. Park 2. Defining Religion and Spirituality, Doug Oman 3. Measurement Assessment and Issues in the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, Peter C. Hill 4. Research Methods in the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, Ralph W. Hood, Jr., and Jacob A. Belzen 5. Psychodynamic Psychology and Religion, Jozef Corveleyn, Patrick Luyten, and Jessie Dezutter 6. Evolutionary Psychology as a Foundation for the Psychology of Religion, Lee A. Kirkpatrick 7. Building Blocks of Sacralities: A New Basis for Comparison across Cultures and Religions, Ann Taves II. Religion through the Developmental Lens 8. Religious and Spiritual Development in Childhood, Rebekah A. Richert and Pehr Granqvist 9. Religious Development from Adolescence to Middle Adulthood, Michael R. Levenson, Carolyn M. Aldwin, and Heidi Igarashi 10. Old Persons, Old Age, Aging, and Religion, Susan H. McFadden III. Religion and Basic Psychology Subdisciplines 11. The Neuropsychology of Religious Experience, Patrick McNamara and P. Monroe Butler 12. Exploring Religion's Basement: The Cognitive Science of Religion, Justin L. Barrett 13. Gods and Goals: Religion and Purposeful Action, Robert A. Emmons and Sarah A. Schnitker 14. The Religious Shaping of Feeling: Implications of Affect Valuation Theory, Jeanne L. Tsai, Birgit Koopmann-Holm, Masako Miyazaki, and Camaron Ochs 15. The Role of Personality in Understanding Religious and Spiritual Constructs, Ralph L. Piedmont and Teresa A. Wilkins 16. Religiousness, Social Psychology, and Behavior, Michael E. Nielsen, Arthur T. Hatton, and Michael J. Donahue 17. Cultural and Cross-Cultural Psychology of Religion, Vassilis Saroglou and Adam B. Cohen IV. The Construction and Expression of Religion and Spirituality 18. Religion and Meaning, Crystal L. Park 19. Religious and Spiritual Struggles, Julie J. Exline and Eric D. Rose 20. Conversion, Deconversion, and Spiritual Transformation: A Multilevel Interdisciplinary View, Raymond F. Paloutzian, Sebastian Murken, Heinz Streib, and Sussan RA AYler-Namini 21. Mystical, Spiritual, and Religious Experiences, Ralph W. Hood, Jr., and Zhuo Chen 22. Ritual and Prayer: Forms, Functions, and Relationships, Kevin L. Ladd and Bernard Spilka 23. Religious Fundamentalism, Right-Wing Authoritarianism, and Prejudice: Insights from Meta-Analyses, Implicit Social Cognition, and Social Neuroscience, Wade C. Rowatt, Megan Johnson Shen, Jordan P. LaBouff, and Alfredo Gonzalez 24. Religion and Spirituality and Forgiveness, Everett L. Worthington, Jr., Don E. Davis, Joshua N. Hook, Daryl R. Van Tongeren, Aubrey L. Gartner, David J. Jennings II, Chelsea L. Greer, and Yin Lin 25. How Religion Can Support Self-Control and Moral Behavior, Anne L. Zell and Roy F. Baumeister V. The Psychology of Religion and Applied Areas 26. Religion, Spirituality, and Health, Kevin S. Masters and Stephanie A. Hooker 27. Religion, Spirituality, and Mental Health, Crystal L. Park and Jeanne M. Slattery 28. The Religious Dimension of Coping: Advances in Theory, Research, and Practice, Kenneth I. Pargament, Melissa D. Falb, Gene G. Ano, and Amy B. Wachholtz 29. Mindfulness in Psychology and Religion, Michael R. Levenson and Carolyn M. Aldwin 30. Addressing Religiousness and Spirituality in Psychotherapy: Advancing Evidence-Based Practice, Edward P. Shafranske 31. From Concept to Science: Continuing Steps in Workplace Spirituality Research, Peter C. Hill, Carole L. Jurkiewicz, Robert A. Giacalone, and Louis W. Fry 32. Religion and the Staircase to Terrorism, Fathali M. Moghaddam, Zachary Warren, and Karen Love VI. Conclusion and Future Directions 33. Directions for the Future of the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality: Research Advances in Methodology and Meaning Systems, Crystal L. Park and Raymond F. Paloutzian
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 698
Published: 12th January 2015
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.5 x 17.9
Weight (kg): 1.23
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition