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!

About Our Journal

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.

From 2007 on, the IAPR regular membership fee includes a subscription to the Archive as print version. The texts of the Archive are also available online. For aim and scope, information for authors, and recent issues consult the journal's homepage.

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Provoking Questions Discussed:

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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