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Title: Introduction to Psychology of Religion
Author: Nielsen, Michael
Publisher: Continuum International Pub Inc; Publication Date: 2013
Paperback; ISBN: 9781847060648
Volumes: 1; Pages: 224
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In this new textbook the student of psychology and of religion will find an indispensable resource.
Michael Nielsen connects the broader field of psychology to the psychology of religion, while at the same time recognizing specific areas of focus emphasized in psychological research on religion.
The first nine chapters examines how major sub-fields in psychology are relevant to religious experience and cover topics including classic theoretical positions, developmental psychology, and religion and mental health. In the final chapters topics that are relatively unique to the psychology of religion are covered, such as mysticism, conversion and ritual.
Throughout, contemporary research and theory from around the world are emphasized, but each chapter places the subject in its historical psychological context.
Table of Contents
Part I: Psychology and Religion: Psychological Theories and Fields
2. Biological psychology
3. Experimental psychology and religion
4. Developmental psychology
6. Health, stress and coping
7. Psychological disorders
9. Social behavior
Part II: Topics in the Psychology of Religion
12. Religious ritual and behavior
13. Moral behavior
14. Psychology and Eastern Religions
15. Meaning and worldview