The Psychology of Religion

Fifth Edition
An Empirical Approach

Ralph W. Hood, Jr., Peter C. Hill, and Bernard Spilka

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August 31, 2018
ISBN 9781462535989
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656 Pages
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The new edition will be published August 31, 2018. If you need this title before then, please see the previous edition.
Keeping up with the rapidly growing research base, the leading graduate-level psychology of religion text is now in a fully updated fifth edition. It takes a balanced, empirically driven approach to understanding the role of religion in individual functioning and social behavior. Integrating research on numerous different faith traditions, the book addresses the quest for meaning; links between religion and biology; religious thought, belief, and behavior across the lifespan; experiential dimensions of religion and spirituality; the social psychology of religious organizations; and connections to coping, adjustment, and mental disorder. Chapter-opening quotations and topical research boxes enhance the readability of this highly instructive text.

New to This Edition
  • New topics: cognitive science of religion; religion and violence; and groups that advocate terrorist tactics.
  • The latest empirical findings, including hundreds of new references.
  • Expanded discussion of atheism and varieties of nonbelief.
  • More research on religions outside the Judeo-Christian tradition, particularly Islam.
  • State-of-the-art research methods, including techniques for assessing neurological states.

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