Psychology of religion
Psychology of religion consists of the application of psychological methods and interpretive frameworks to religious traditions, as well as to both religious and irreligious individuals. The science a...
Neurotheology
Neurotheology, also known as spiritual neuroscience, attempts to explain religious experience and behaviour in neuroscientific terms. It is the study of correlations of neural phenomena with subjecti...
Journal of Psychology & Theology
The Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied is a bimonthly double-blind, peer-review psychology journal published by Taylor & Francis. The Journal of Psychology was founded in 1935 by...
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Morita therapy
Morita therapy is an ecological and purpose-centered, response oriented therapy created through case-based research by Shoma Morita, M.D. (1874-1938). Morita developed his theory of consciousness and ...
Acceptance and commitment therapy
Acceptance and commitment therapy or ACT (typically pronounced as the word "act") is a form of clinical behavior analysis (CBA) used in psychotherapy. It is an empirically-based psychological interven...
Psychology of Religion and Spirituality
Psychology of Religion and Spirituality is a peer-reviewed academic journal in psychology published by the American Psychological Association. It publishes original articles that deal with the psychol...
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Kenneth Pargament
Kenneth I. Pargament (born November 3, 1950) is a professor of psychology at Bowling Green State University (Ohio, USA).
Born in 1950 in Washington, D.C., Pargament received his Ph. D from the Uni...
James H. Leuba
James Henry Leuba (1867-1946) was an American psychologist, best known for his contributions to the psychology of religion. His work in this area is marked by a reductionistic tendency to explain myst...
Religion and personality
Viewing religiosity through the lenses of differing personality characteristics provides a relatively empirical way to study a difficult concept. Over time, the act of being religious has been a cons...
Jungian interpretation of religion
The Jungian interpretation of religion, pioneered by Carl Jung and advanced by his followers, is an attempt to interpret religion in the light of Jungian psychology. Unlike Sigmund Freud and his follo...
Fowler's stages of faith development
A series of stages of faith development was proposed by Professor James W. Fowler, a developmental psychologist at Candler School of Theology, in the book Stages of Faith. This book-length study conta...
Rational mysticism
Rational mysticism, which encompasses both rationalism and mysticism, is a term used by scholars, researchers, and other intellectuals, some of whom engage in studies of how altered states of consciou...
George M. Stratton
George Malcolm Stratton (September 26, 1865 – October 8, 1957) was a psychologist who pioneered the study of perception in vision by wearing special glasses which inverted images up and down and ...
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Granule cell dispersion
Granule cell dispersion is one of the abnormal structure that was shown in the patients' brain of temporal lobe epilepsy. It is also shown in different kind of animal model, such as kainic acid model,...
Mindfulness-based stress reduction
Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) is a mindfulness-based program designed initially to assist people with pain and a range of conditions and life issues that were difficult to treat in a hospi...
Journal of Transpersonal Psychology
The Journal of Transpersonal Psychology (JTP) is a semi-annual, peer-reviewed academic journal which is published by the Association for Transpersonal Psychology. The journal is the principal publicat...
Religiousness of young and emerging adults
Factors related to and influencing the religiousness of young and emerging adults include religious participation, peer influence, parental influence, and risky behaviors such as gambling, sexual beha...
Lisa Miller (psychologist)
Lisa Jane Miller is a professor, researcher and clinical psychologist, best known as a research scholar on spirituality in psychology. Miller has worked for two decades to integrate spirituality into ...
Psychological theories of magic
Psychological theories of magic treat magic as a personal phenomenon intended to meet individual needs, as opposed to a social phenomenon serving a collective purpose.
Among the earliest psycholog...
International Association for the Cognitive Science of Religion
The International Association for the Cognitive Science of Religion (IACSR) (founded in 2006), is a scholarly association dedicated to the promotion of the Cognitive Science of Religion. The IACSR is ...
Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy
Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is a psychological therapy designed to aid in preventing the relapse of depression, specifically in individuals with Major depressive disorder (MDD). It uses...
Religion and schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a complex mental disorder characterized by a difficulty in recognizing reality, regulating emotional responses, and thinking in a clear and logical manner. The causes of schizop...
Journal of Psychology and Christianity
The Journal of Psychology and Christianity is a peer-reviewed academic journal that is "designed to provide scholarly interchange among Christian professionals in the psychological and pastoral profes...
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Agent detection
Agent detection is the inclination for animals and humans to presume the purposeful intervention of a sentient or intelligent agent in situations that may or may not involve one.
It is believed th...
William James
William James (January 11, 1842 – August 26, 1910) was an American philosopher and psychologist who was also trained as a physician. The first educator to offer a psychology course in the United State...
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Internal Family Systems Model
The Internal Family Systems Model (IFS) is an integrative approach to individual psychotherapy developed by Richard C. Schwartz, Ph.D. It combines systems thinking with the view that mind is made up o...