News and Recent Findings from IAPR
Archive For The Psychology Of Religion
Archiv Für Religionspsychologie
Here's a selection of the latest research put out by the International Association for the Psychology of Religion. Abstract, summaries, and provoking questions are provided here, but be sure to subscribe to the archive to get the full text from each article!
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Since 1914 the IAPR has published the Archiv für Religionspsychologie/Archive for the Psychology of Religion. For many years the journal was published by Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht in Göttingen, Germany. From volume 26 (2004) on the journal has been published by Brill in Leiden, The Netherlands.
In 2009, the Archive changed from a yearbook to three issues per year (Spring, Summer, Fall). The editors of the Archive are located in different continents and countries, and are firmly committed to fostering truly international communication among psychologists interested in the scientific study of religious phenomena in all religious traditions. The Archive for the Psychology of Religion/Archiv für Religionspsychologie is open to all scientific methodologies, quantitative and qualitative. It publishes research reports and shorter research notes, but also (substantially longer) texts that propose innovative conceptual and theoretical perspectives in the psychology of religion.
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Provoking Questions Discussed:
How does body posture effect religious attitude?
How do views of Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory differ?
Are stances on controversial topics like abortion reflective of compassionate opennness or self-centered moral rigorism?
What is the relationship between intelligence and openness in Malaysian Muslims?
Do the religious and non-religious attribute happenings to luck or religion when primed?
What are some of the cognitive steps that characterize religious dreams and nightmares?
What is the relationship between religiosity and emotional health among HIV-positive patients in sub-Saharan Africa?
Why do people engage in religious pluralism?
How do we define religious and spiritual experiences?
How do mystical experience in nature differ from mystical experiences in human-built environments?
Across different cultures, can science and religion get along?
What is the relationship between globalization threat and Muslims' religious fundamentalism?
Are Hispanic clergy compassionate?
Does your closeness to God give you more control over your life?
Why do Pakistani Muslims perform animal sacrifice?
What role do religious objects play in coping?
What is the relationship between schizotypy and religiosity?
What does it mean when someone says they are "spiritual?"
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Religious Orientation Intrinsic/Extrinsic
Bonding during a Church Night
Spiritual Development and Gratitude
Existential Experiences and Mental Growth Body Postures and Religious Attitudes The Heavens and Hells we believe inCompassionate Openness or Self-Centered Moral Rigorism? Muslim religious openness and ilm Religious and secular attributions and priming Religious dreams and nightmares
HIV, religiosity, and depressive episodes
Religious Pluralism as an Imaginative Practice Towards a Theory of Spiritual and Religious ExperiencesMystical Experiences in Nature Religion, Paranormal Beliefs, and Distrust of Science: Comparing East Versus West When Agony Begets Zealotry Religiosity and Personality Traits of Hispanic and Non-Hispanic Catholic Deacons
Race, Religious Involvement, and Feelings of Personal Control in Middle and Late Life
Meanings of Animal Sacrifice during Eid-uh-Adha
Religious Objects and the Coping Process
Schizotypy and Religiosity: The Magic of Prayer
Religiosity, Spirituality, and God Concepts