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The psychology of religion : an empirical approach

Author: Ralph W Hood, Jr.; Peter C Hill; Bernard Spilka
Publisher: New York ; London : Guilford Publications Inc. : The Guilford Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Fifth editionView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Hood, Ralph W.
The psychology of religion : an empirical approach.
New York : The Guilford Press, 2018
(OCoLC)1043956842
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ralph W Hood, Jr.; Peter C Hill; Bernard Spilka
ISBN: 9781462536016 1462536018
OCLC Number: 1045629716
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 656 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title Page; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; About the Authors; Preface to the Fifth Edition; Acknowledgments; Contents; 1. The Psychological Nature and Functions of Religion; The Why, What, and How of the Psychology of Religion; What Is Religion?; The Need for Meaning as a Framework for the Psychology of Religion; 2. Foundations for an Empirical Psychology of Religion; The Empirical Study of Religion and Spirituality; Reductionism in Conceptualizing Religious Issues; Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods; The Many Varieties of Religious Experience Measurement in the Psychology of ReligionAttribution in the Psychology of Religion; 3. Evolution, Neuropsychology, and Other Biological Aspects of Religion; Understanding Religious Concepts; Theories of the Origins of Religion: Heritage and Direction; Assessing Genetic Influence; What Has Evolution Accomplished?; Health in Religious Groups; 4. Religion in Childhood; Religious and Spiritual Development in Childhood; Evolutionary Psychology and Attachment Theory; Socialization Theory; Concepts and Images of God; Children and Prayer; Other Work on Religion and Spirituality in Childhood 5. Religion in Adolescence and Young AdulthoodInfluences on Religiousness and Spirituality in Adolescence; Does Religious Socialization Influence Adjustment and Nonreligious Behavior in Adolescence?; Religious Thinking and Reasoning in Adolescence and Young Adulthood; Religious Doubts; Apostasy; Religion and Identity Development in Adolescence; 6. Adult Religious Issues; The Faith of American Adults; Religious Beliefs and Behaviors; Religion in Love, Sex, and Marriage; The Traditional Importance of Religion among Women; Religion, Work, and Occupation; 7. Religion, Aging, and Death Some Basic ConsiderationsThe Faith of the Elderly; The Roles of Religion in Late Life; Religion and Health among the Elderly; Religion and Mortality; Death and Religion: A Complex Relationship; Religion, Death, and Immortality; Religion and Fear/Anxiety about Death; Religion and Euthanasia; Religion and Suicide; Religion, Grief, and Bereavement; Death and the Clergy; 8. Conversion, Spiritual Transformation, and Deconversion; Conversion and Spiritual Transformation: Definitions and Approaches; The Classic Research Paradigm: Psychological Dominance The Social‑Scientific Research Paradigm: Sociological DominanceThe Global Research Paradigm: Interdisciplinary Dominance; Major Differences among the Three Paradigms; Processes Involved in Conversion and Spiritual Transformation; Deconversion and Related Phenomena; The Complexity of Conversion, Spiritual Transformation, and Deconversion; 9. Relationships between Individuals and Religious Groups; The Classification of Religious Organizations; Church-Sect Theory; Organizational Dynamics; Cults; The Anti‑Cult Movement; Groups That Advocate Terrorist Tactics
Responsibility: Ralph W. Hood, Jr., Peter C. Hill, Bernard Spilka.

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