Friday, August 29, 2014

Religion is an instinct

The Religious Instinct
Thaomas J Hardy
Long Man Green and Co.

Human Nature has a wonderful way of being right and wrong at the same time. Right as regards its instinct and wrong as regards the direction it takes.

Updated 29 Aug 2014, 20 Oct 2012.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion, Volume 16 - Ralph L. Piedmont - 2005 - Book Information

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Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion (RSSSR) publishes reports of innovative studies that pertain empirically or theoretically to the scientific study of religion, including spirituality, regardless of their academic discipline or professional orientation.
The articles included in this volume report studies on the role of religion and spirituality in relationship to many topics of current popular interest, among them well-being, self-esteem, emotional intelligence, substance abuse, social mobility, positive psychology, coping with medical decision making, and images of God.

Ralph L. Piedmont is Psychologist at the Department of Pastoral Counseling, Loyola College in Maryland, Columbia, USA. One of his publications is The Revised NEO Personality Inventory: Clinical and Research Applications (Plenum Press, 1998).

Table of contents

Christian Belief About the Bible and the Holy Spirit in Relation to Psychological Type.
Andrew Village

Monastic Spirituality Beyond the Cloister: A Preliminary Look at Lay Cistercians.
William L. Smith

Relationships Between Spiritual Transcendence and Emotional Intelligence Among Older Catholic Nuns.
Ann Billard, Joanne M. Greer, Mary Ellen Merrick, William Sneck, S.J., and N. J. Scheers

A Comparison of Religiosity Between European-Americans, African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans and Asian-Americans.
George Yancey

God Images and Self-Esteem: A Study Among 11-18 Year-olds.
Leslie J. Francis

Charismatic Experience and Emotional Stability: A Study Among Adult Christians.
Leslie J. Francis and Susan H. Jones

Social Mobility and Religion: Evidence From Lebanon.
Marianne El Khoury and Ugo Panizza

Hope, Optimism, Pessimism, and Spirituality as Predictors of Well-Being Controlling for Personality
Joseph W. Ciarrocchi and Erin Deneke

Parental Rejection and Religiosity: Differential Predictors of Mood and Substance Use.
John J. Cecero and Adam L. Fried

Is a Consensus Definition of Spirituality Possible? Theory Construction in Spiritually-Oriented Psychotherapy.
Len Sperry

Religious Coping and Mental Health Outcomes in Family Members Making DNR Decisions.
Johanna R. Sood, Celia B. Fisher, and Daniel P. Sulmasy

Spirituality, Religious Commitment, and Psychological Well-being
Stephen A. Price and Lawrence G. Herringer

Spiritual Transcendence as an Unmediated Causal Predictor of Psychological Growth and Worldview Among Filipinos
Gabriel S. Dy-Liacco, M. Christine Kennedy, Donna J. Parker, and Ralph L. Piedmont

Spirituality as “Feeling Connected with the Transcendent:” Outline of a Transpersonal Psychology of Adult Development of Self.
Jan Sinnott

Details of other volume are also there in the website and they have to be collected.