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Psychology, Religion, and Spirituality

ISBN-10: 0387875727

ISBN-13: 9780387875729

Edition: 2009

Authors: James M. Nelson

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The past century has seen the relationship between psychology and religion progress from wary antagonists to strange bedfellows to complementary healing approaches. 'Psychology, Religion, and Spirituality' follows this journey, illuminating the robust dialogue that continues to accompany it.
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Book details

List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 3/26/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 731
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.530
Language: English

Fundamentals
Introduction to Psychology, Religion & Spirituality
Introduction
Basic Concepts: Religion and Spirituality
Religion and Spirituality Today
Psychological Approaches to Religion and Spirituality
Religious and Theological Responses
Current Research and Approaches
Conclusion and a Look Ahead
Science, Religion and Psychology
Philosophical Concepts and Issues
Early Modern Views of Science and Religion
The Rise of Classical Positivism
Logical Positivism
Contemporary Issues in Science and Religion
Conclusion
Religious Traditions
Hinduism
Buddhism
Christianity
Conclusion
DialogueG++Past, Present, and Future
Phenomenological Approaches
Introduction
William James
Perennial and Universalist Views
Constructivism and Responses
Conversion
Religious Perspectives
Conclusion
Psychodynamic and Relational Approaches
Freud: Master of Suspicion
Jung and Archetypal Religion
Erik Ericson
Object Relations Approaches
Conclusion
Contemporary Approaches and Debates
Neurobiological Approaches to Religion
Evolutionary Psychology and Religion
Postmodern Perspectives, Psychology, and Religion
Conclusion
Human Development
Fundamentals of Human Development, Religion and Spirituality
Basic Issues in Developmental Therapy
Religious Models of Spiritual Development
Early Genetic Theories of Religious Development
Cognitive-Structuralist Theories of Development
Integrative Approaches to Religious Development
Conclusion
Religion and Development in Childhood and Adolescence
Religion and Religious Socialization in Childhood
Attachment and Religion in Children and Adults
God Image and Representation
Adolescent Description
Identity, Development, Gender and Religion
Conclusion
Religion, Spirituality and Development in Adulthood
Issues in Adult Development Research
Young Adult and Midlife Development
Mechanisms of Stability and Change
Religion and Spirituality in Older Adult
Conclusion.IV
Religion, Spirituality and Physical Health
Scientific Approaches to Religion and Health
Religion, Health, and Coping
Religious Perspectives on Health
Collaborative Approaches to Health
Conclusion
Religion, Spirituality and Mental Health
Psychological Models of Mental Health
Spiritual and Religious Models of Mental Health
Psychological and Spiritual Views of Specific Problems
Religion and Spirituality in Mental Health Treatment
Conclusion
Practices and Religious Communities
Religious and Spiritual Practices in Community
Religious Self-understandings of Community
Psychological Perspectives on Religious Communities
Religious Practices in Community
Problems of Religious Communities
Conclusion
Individual Religious and Spiritual Practices
Religious and Spiritual Practices: Prayer and Meditation
Early Christian and Orthodox Prayer and Ascetic Practice
Prayer and the Western Contemplative Tradition
Christian Protestant and Modern Views of Prayer
Meditation: Eastern Perspectives
Meditation: Psychological Perspectives
Conclusion
Helping Relationships: Counseling and Spiritual Growth
Religious Approaches to Guidance and Helping
Spiritual and Religious Issues in Psychotherapy
New Religious Approaches to Psychotherapy
Conclusion
Looking Back
Lessons from Dialogue
Approaches to Dialogue
Barriers to Dialogue
Prospects and Directions for Dialogue