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The Oxford Handbook of Psychology and Spirituality

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Introduction by Lisa J. Miller ; Part One: Epistemological and Ontological Assumptions in History and Culture ; 1. History and Current State of Research on Psychology of Religion ; Ralph W. Hood Jr. ; 2. Theoretical and Epistemological Foundations ; James M. Nelson and Brent Slife ; 3. Parameters and Limitations of Current Conceptualizations ; Fraser N. Watts ; 4. Progress in Physics and Psychological Science Affects the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality ; Everett L. Worthington Jr. ; 5. Complementarities in Physics and Psychology ; C. Edward Richards ; Part Two: Personality and Social Psychology: Universalism, Absolutism, and Relativism ; 6. Personality, Spirituality, and Religion ; Eric D. Rose and Julie J. Exline ; 7. Overview and Development of a Trait-Based Measure of Numinous Constructs: the Assessment of Spirituality and Religious Sentiments (ASPIRES) Scale ; Ralph L. Piedmont ; 8. Good and Evil in Religion: The Interpersonal Context ; Christopher T. Burris and John K. Rempel ; 9. Religion, Altruism, and Prosocial Behavior: Conceptual and Empirical Approaches ; Elizabeth Midlarsky, Anthony S. J. Mullin, and Samuel H. Barkin ; Part Three: Spiritual Development, Family, and Culture ; 10. Spiritual Development During Childhood and Adolescence ; Chris J. Boyatzis ; 11. Questions Left Unaddressed by Religious Familism: Is Spirituality Relevant to Non-traditional Families? ; Annette Mahoney and Elizabeth J. Krumrei ; 12. Motherhood and Female Faith Development: Feminine Tapestry of Religion, Spirituality, Creativity, and Intuition ; Carole A. Rayburn ; 13. Colored Spirituality: The Centrality of Spirit among Ethnic Minorities ; Lillian Comas-Diaz ; 14. Models of Spiritual Development ; Harris Friedman, Stanley Krippner, Linda Riebel, and Chad Johnson l ; Part Four: Spiritual Dialogue, Prayer and Intention in Mental Health: Western Traditions Moving Forward ; 15. Spiritually-Sensitive Psychotherapy: An Impending Paradigm Shift in Theory and Practice ; Len Sperry ; 16. Honoring Religious Diversity and Universal Spirituality in Psychotherapy ; P. Scott Richards ; 17. Counseling and Psychotherapy within and across Faith Traditions ; Mark R. McMinn, Kimberly N. Snow, and Justin J. Orton ; 18. Psychoanalysis, Psi Phenomena, and Spiritual Space: Common Ground ; Ruth Rosenbaum ; 19. Spiritual Aspects of Jungian Analytical Psychology: Individuation; Jung's Psychological Equivalent of a Spiritual Journey ; Joseph P. Wagenseller ; Part Five: Mind, Awareness, and Spirituality in Mental Health: Eastern Traditions Engage Psychology ; 20. Contemplative Traditions and Meditation ; Brendan D. Kelly ; 21. Translation of Eastern Meditative Disciplines into Western Psychotherapy ; Randye J. Semple and Sean P. Hatt ; 22. Eastern Traditions, Consciousness, and Spirituality ; Kartikeya C. Patel ; Part Six: Physical Health, Prayer, and Spirituality ; 23. Spirituality, Science, and the Human Body ; Wayne B. Jonas, Matt Fritts, Gail Christopher, Maeba Jonas, and Susan Jonas ; 24. Spirituality, Emotions, and Physical Health ; Crystal L. Park and Jeanne M. Slattery ; 25. Spirituality, Religion, and Psychological Counseling ; Thomas G. Plante ; 26. Spirituality and Recovery from Serious Mental Problems ; David Lukoff ; Part Seven: Positive Psychology and Spirituality ; 27. Positive Psychology and Spirituality: A Virtue-informed Approach to Well-Being ; Joseph W. Ciarrocchi ; 28. Spirituality, Resilience, and Positive Emotions ; Bruce W. Smith, J. Alexis Ortiz, Kathryn T. Wiggins, Jennifer F. Bernard, and Jeanne Dalen ; 29. Constructing the Connection between Spirituality, Work, and Family ; Lee Joyce Richmond ; 30. Spirituality and Positive Youth Development ; Peter L. Benson, Eugene C. Roehlkepartain, and Peter C. Scales l ; Part Eight: The Brain and Spiritual Experience ; 31. Transformation of Brain Structure and Spiritual Experience ; Andrew B. Newberg ; 32. Neuroimaging and Spiritual Practice ; Mario Beauregard ; 33. The Psychology of Near-Death Experiences and Spirituality ; Bruce Greyson ; Part Nine: Postmaterial Spiritual Psychology: Scientific Advances in a Spiritual Ontology for Psychology ; 34. Nonlocality, Intention, and Observer Effects in Healing Studies: Laying a Foundation for the Future ; Stephan Schwartz and Larry Dossey ; 35. Spirituality, Connection, and Healing with Intent: Reflections on Cancer Experiments on Laboratory Mice ; William F. Bengston ; 36. Knowledge, Intention, and Matter ; William A. Tiller ; 37. Consciousness, Spirituality, and Post-Materialist Science: An Empirical and Experiential Approach ; Gary E. Schwartz ; 38. A Post-Materialist Human Science and Its Implications for Spiritual Activism ; Amit Goswami ; Part Ten: Conclusion ; 39. Conclusion ; Lisa J. Miller

About the Author

Lisa J. Miller, Ph.D., is Director of Clinical Psychology and Associate Professor at Columbia University Teachers College.


The Oxford Handbook of Psychology and Spirituality could be a substantial reference for scholars interested in the field * J. Dezutter Journal of Empirical Theology * [The Oxford Handbook of Psychology and Spirituality] is truly a landmark and potentially revolutionary volume that deserves the widest possible readership. * David Lorimer, Paradigm Explorer *

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