The Psychology Of Religion / Edition 1

The Psychology Of Religion / Edition 1

by Bernard Spilka
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813329477

ISBN-13: 9780813329475

Pub. Date: 11/01/1996

Publisher: Westview Press


Theory in the psychology of religion is in a state of rapid development, and the present volume demonstrates how various positions in this field may be translated into original foundational work that will in turn encourage exploration in many directions. A number of new contributions are collected with previously published pieces to illustrate the diversity of…  See more details below

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Theory in the psychology of religion is in a state of rapid development, and the present volume demonstrates how various positions in this field may be translated into original foundational work that will in turn encourage exploration in many directions. A number of new contributions are collected with previously published pieces to illustrate the diversity of prominent theoreticians’ thinking on topics pertinent to the psychology of religion. These essays span the primary theoretical and research traditions in mainstream psychology: motivational, social, cognitive, clinical, personality, and developmental frameworks. Each section concludes with an extensive commentary.This book is a valuable addition to courses in psychology and religious studies. It also will appeal to those professionals and lay audiences interested in how this field is evolving.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813329475
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
11/01/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Lexile:
1350L (what's this?)

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Table of Contents

Preface
1An Agenda Item for Psychology of Religion: Getting Respect3
2Toward Motivational Theories of Intrinsic Religious Commitment11
Commentary: Where We Are and Where We Should Go23
3Toward a Theory of Religion: Religious Commitment27
4In Times of Stress: The Religion-Coping Connection43
5Proposed Agenda for a Spiritual Strategy in Personality and Psychotherapy54
Commentary: Why Religion? Functions of Religious Belief and Behavior67
6An Integrated Role Theory for the Psychology of Religion: Concepts and Perspectives73
7Religion and Moral Evaluation Discrepancy Theory86
Commentary: Social Concerns92
8The Origins of Religion in the Child97
9Integrating Differing Theories: The Case of Religious Development105
10An Attachment-Theory Approach to the Psychology of Religion114
Commentary: Development of Individual Religion134
11Attribution Theory and the Psychology of Religion139
12A General Attribution Theory for the Psychology of Religion153
13Religion-as-Schema, with Implications for the Relation Between Religion and Coping171
14Toward an Attitude Process Model of Religious Experience184
15In the Eye of the Beholder: A Social-Cognitive Model of Religious Belief194
Commentary: Believing Is Seeing - How Religion Shapes Our World204
16A Taxonomy of Religious Experience209
17The Empirical Study of Mysticism222
Commentary: The Experience of Religion233
References235
About the Book269
About the Editors and Contributors271
Index273

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