A decided improvement over what was a good first edition, this volume will be strategically placed within arms-reach. --"Review and Expositor" "Every academic, community, and free thought library needs one good text on the psychology of religion. Students learn about the wide range of ways that scientific psychological principles can be applied to understanding religious beliefs, emotions, and behaviors." The collaborative efforts of Hood, Spilka, Hunsberger, and Gorsuch have resulted in just such a comprehensive volume....An invaluable reference resource for anyone seeking to understand the nature and causation of religious experiences, both laudable and detramental. --"TheMidwest Book Review" .,. Unable to add item to List. The modern academic study of the psychology of religious conversion can be tracked back to 1881 when a series of lectures was delivered by early psychologist G. Stanley Hall. Please try again. --Edward P. Shafranske, PhD, ABPP, Professor and Muriel Lipsey Chair in Clinical and Counseling Psychology, Pepperdine University, "Kudos to Hood, Hill, and Spilka--an all-star author team--for this comprehensive overview of the roots and fruits of religious experience. --"Contemporary Psychology" .,. Drawing on evolutionary theory; neuroscience; and contemporary personality, social, and developmental psychology, the text examines religion as a vital force in individual and societal life. It is also a 'must' for every serious scholar of religion's library, serving as an encyclopedic reference and providing the makings of annotated bibliographies on scores of topics. Scholarly and comprehensive yet accessible, this state-of-the-science work is widely regarded as the definitive graduate-level psychology of religion text. The authors tackle sensitive subjects such as cults, conversion, mental disorders, and sexual abuse among clergy in even-handed fashion. Keeping up with the rapidly growing research base, the leading graduate-level psychology of religion text is now in a fully updated fifth edition. Plus, free two-day shipping for six months when you sign up for Amazon Prime for Students. --Peter C. Hill, PhD, Grove City College "The Psychology of Religion is much more than a textbook. Unable to add item to List. He is past president of the Psychology of Religion division of the American Psychological Association and a recipient of its William C. Bier Award and Distinguished Service Award. Like its predecessor, the second edition of The Psychology of Religion emphasizes scientific work that is moving the psychology of religion into the mainstream of academic psychology, rather than broad interpretive and conceptual discussions of reli. of religion. -- Journal of Psychology and Christianity "This text makes my short list in the psychology of religion. Buy this product and stream 90 days of Amazon Music Unlimited for free. "This volume offers a depth of understanding and intellectual engagement rarely found in a textbook. The Psychology Of Religion: An Empirical Approach: Gorsuch, Richard, Hood, Ralph W., Hunsberger, Bruce, Pilka, Bernard: Amazon.sg: Books Bernard Spilka, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology at the University of Denver, is past president of the Psychology of Religion division of the American Psychological Association and a recipient of its William James Award. This classic text has just become even better." Approved third parties also use these tools in connection with our display of ads. The authors have presented experienced scholars and new students alike with an exhaustively researched, creatively organized, and thoroughly readable volume that will define the field of empirical psychology of religion for the next decade." Download books for free. This volume presents the most comprehensive survey of the empirical literature on the psychology of religion available today. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. Ralph W. Hood Jr., Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. The Need for Meaning as a Framework for the Psychology of Religion; 2. Two thumbs up." The Psychology Of Religion: An Empirical Approach, Guilford Press; 1st edition (10 Oct. 1996). The Psychology of Religion, Fifth Edition, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. The Psychology of Religion: An Empirical Approach, Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK, Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost, Dispatch to this address when you check out, Guilford Press; 5th edition (17 Oct. 2018). Free delivery on qualified orders. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. -- Research News and Opportunities in Science and Theology , .."suitable for advanced undergraduate and graduate students...a valuable resource for any scholar interested in the field. Seasoned graduate or postgraduate readers will find that a close reading reveals complex nuances of both theory and methodology and yields a long list of potential research projects. Find books It reveals insights into the biological, cognitive, and social psychology of religion, across the lifespan. It considers the ways that religion is a central source of meaning, while paying attention to how this meaning affects all other aspects of a person's life. He is cofounder of The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, for which he has served as coeditor and book review editor. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. See all formats and editions. The Psychology Of Religion: An Empirical Approach: Gorsuch, Richard, Hood, Ralph W., Hunsberger, Bruce, Pilka, Bernard: Amazon.com.au: Books This updated fifth edition helps both junior and senior scholars in this evaluative task. He is past president of the Psychology of Religion division of the American Psychological Association and a recipient of its William James Award, Virginia Sexton Mentoring Award, and Distinguished Service Award. Dr. Spilka has also been vice-president of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion and president of the Colorado Psychological Association and the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association. A most remarkable book." Prime members enjoy fast & free shipping, unlimited streaming of movies and TV shows with Prime Video and many more exclusive benefits. --Margaret M. Poloma, PhD, Sociology Department, The University of Akron "After nearly a century of neglect, the psychology of religion is experiencing a wave of renewed interest, in large part due to the pioneering work of Hood, Spilka, Hunsberger, and Gorsuch. Religion in Adolescence and Young Adulthood 6. Dr. "a welcome library of basic information about the broad interrelationships between religion and spirituality, and human functioning, both personal and social." It is a gem!" The fifth edition demonstrates that the authors have remained current and contemporary in their treatment of religion and spirituality, which renders this book ideal for psychology of religion coursework and for scholars interested in an overview of the subject. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. The psychology of religion is a complex field involving a variety of approaches that have not always developed in clear relationship to one another. 5.0 out of 5 stars 3 ratings. As an aid to orientation, this article aims to provide an overview of the history and current status of the psychology of religion. 1-Click ordering is not available for this item. "this book is essential and necessary for a rigorous scientific psychology of religion....vast empirical research solidifies the credibility and authority of this second edition of an already successful textbook....Significant comprehensiveness is achieved within thirteen chapters....Much challenging and rich theory in psychology of religion here and abroad is presented throughout the book....This text embodies solid substance, with all of its attention to precise facts and complete references, a significant achievement and even a joy to read." It is a must for graduate students in search of a topic, but it also could serve as a reference book in addition to being a textbook, and I found it 'a good read' as well." Conditions apply. We use cookies and similar tools to enhance your shopping experience, to provide our services, understand how customers use our services so we can make improvements, and display ads. The book is quite readable....A reviewer of the 1985 edition described it as 'indispensable' for an empirical approach to the psychology of religion. The authors focus on psychology but never lose sight of the larger context that frames religion. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Evolution, Neuropsychology, and Other Biological Aspects of Religion 4. Hardcover – 17 Oct. 2018. by Ralph W. Hood Jr. (Author), Peter C. Hill (Author), Bernard Spilka (Author) & 0 more. The Psychology of Religion, Fifth Edition: An Empirical Approach - Kindle edition by Hood, Jr., Ralph W., Hill, Peter C., Spilka, Bernard. In rapid succession, journals devoted to the empirical study of religion emerged in the middle of the last century. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Each of the chapter sections is completely accessible for the non-specialist reader, and of great service to social workers, counselors, clerics, students of religion, and anyone with an interest in thehuman experience as affected by the spectrum of religious teachings and beliefs. The same can be said of the new and enlarged edition." Perhaps more secure as a science, psychology could once again look with some interest upon the serious investigation of religion. The Psychology of Religion, Fifth Edition : An Empirical Approach. The Psychology of Religion, Third Edition: An Empirical Approach Bernard Spilka , Ralph W. Hood, Jr. , Bruce Hunsberger , Richard Gorsuch Guilford Publications , Aug 6, 2003 - Medical - 671 pages -- The Midwest Book Review , .."a tremendous review of almost every aspect of religion you can think of, and each is covered in depth. Thorough, yet concise; sophisticated, yet readable and engaging. Foundations for an Empirical Psychology of Religion 3. Keeping up with the rapidly growing research base, the leading graduate-level psychology of religion text is now in a fully updated fifth edition. --"Journal of Psychology and Christianity" "Written like a textbook, this well-organized volume covers just about everything its title might suggest: mysticism, conversion, morality, mental disorders, religious experience and more." Please try again. It takes a balanced, empirically driven approach to understanding the role of religion in individual functioning and social behavior. 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