The Psychology of Religion, Fourth Edition: An Empirical Approach
Guilford Press, Jul 15, 2009 - Psychology - 636 pages
Scholarly and comprehensive yet accessible, this state-of-the-science work is widely regarded as the definitive graduate-level psychology of religion text. The authors synthesize classic and contemporary empirical research on numerous different religious groups. Coverage includes religious thought, belief, and behavior across the lifespan; links between religion and biology; the forms and meaning of religious experience; the social psychology of religious organizations; and connections to morality, coping, mental health, and psychopathology. Every chapter features thought-provoking quotations and examples that bring key concepts to life.
New to This Edition*Revised and updated with the latest theories, methods, and empirical findings.*Many new research examples.*Restructured with fewer chapters for better “fit” with a typical semester.*More attention to the differences between religion and spirituality*Covers emerging topics: genetics and neurobiology, positive psychology, atheism, and more.
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There are so many spelling and grammatical errors in this book that I had to take a mental break from reading it to write this review. Please. Someone hire a new editor. For my sanity.
Page 318, line 4. Improper use of "than".
Page 315, line 11. "Studied" used instead of "Studies".
Page 302, line 23. "Whhich" is not a word.
For the phenomenal vocabulary and theories presented, you'd expect the grammar and spelling to also be up to par.
it is very good book.
it is valuable for both religious and spiritual peoples...