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Psychology | Religion and Spirituality Across Cultures

Religion and Spirituality Across Cultures

Kim-Prieto, Chu (Ed.)

2014, VI, 369 p. 4 illus.

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  • This volume brings trends in psychology of religion, positive psychology, and cross-cultural psychology together
  • Fills an unique place in the market's increasing interest and demand in the psychology of religion
  • Provides reviews of the literature in the ways in which different religions contribute to positive functioning

This book presents an integrated review and critical analysis of the recent research in the positive psychology of religion, with focus on the positive psychology of religion across different cultures and religions. The book provides a review of the literature on different contributions of religion and spirituality to positive functioning and well-being and reviews religions across the world, including Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Judaism, Sikhism, Native American religions, and Hinduism. 

It fills a unique place in the market’s increasing interest and demand in the psychology of religion, as well as positive psychology. While the target audience is researchers, scholars, and students in psychology, cross-cultural studies, religious studies, and social sciences, it will be useful for anyone interested in better understanding the contributions of religion and culture in subjective well-being.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Cross-Cultural Psychology - Humility and Religion - Immigrant Family Narratives - Meaning and Well-Being through Hindu Beliefs - Mindfulness and Meditation - Mindfulness, Spirituality and Well-Being - Neuropsychology of Well-Being - Positive Emotions across Religion - Positive Psychology and Buddhism - Positive Psychology and Christianity - Positive Psychology and Islam - Positive Psychology and Judaism - Positive Psychology with Religion - Psychology of Forgiveness - Psychology of Gratitude - Psychology of Meaning - Religion, Health and Coping - Sikhism and Positive Psychology - Struggle of Experiencing a Stroke

Related subjects » Community Psychology - Population Studies - Psychology - Religious Studies - Wellbeing & Quality-of-Life

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