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Author Hood, Ralph W., Jr., 1942-
Title The psychology of religion [electronic resource] : an empirical approach / Ralph W. Hood, Jr., Peter C. Hill, Bernard Spilka.
Published New York : Guilford Press, c2009.
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 Electronic Book  BL53 .P825 2009eb    ONLINE
Edition 4th ed.
Description 1 online resource (xix, 636 p.)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents The psychological nature and functions of religion -- Foundations for an empirical psychology of religion -- Religion and biology -- Religion in childhood -- Religion in adolescence and young adulthood -- Adult religious issues -- Religion, aging, and death -- Conversion, spiritual transformation, and deconversion -- Relationships between individuals and religious groups -- Religious and spiritual experience -- Mysticism -- Religion, morality, and prejudice -- Religion, psychopathology, and coping -- Epilogue.
Summary Scholarly and comprehensive yet accessible, this state-of-the-science work is widely regarded as the definitive 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.
Note Description based on print version record.
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Subject Psychology, Religious.
Related Names Hill, Peter C., 1953-
Spilka, Bernard, 1926-
Related To Print version: Hood, Ralph W. Psychology of religion. 4th ed. New York : Guilford Press, c2009 9781606233030 1606233033 (DLC) 2009011600 (OCoLC)294887567
ISBN 9781606233047 (electronic bk.)
1606233041 (electronic bk.)
9781606233030 (hardcover : alk. paper)
1606233033 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Standard # 9786612319266
OCLC number 460205357