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

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