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Handbook of the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, Second Edition, Hardback Book

Handbook of the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, Second Edition Hardback

Edited by Raymond F. (Westmont College, California, USA) Paloutzian, Crystal L. (University of Connecticut, USA) Park


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


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 698 pages
  • Publisher: Guilford Publications
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Religious issues & debates
  • ISBN: 9781462510061



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