Cross-Cultural Advancements in Positive Psychology

Religion and Spirituality Across Cultures

Editors: Kim-Prieto, Chu (Ed.)

  • 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
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About this book

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.

About the authors

Chu Kim-Prieto, PhD specializes in Positive Psychology and Cross-Cultural Psychology.  She has published research on happiness, cross-cultural psychology of emotion, and psychology of religion and spirituality in peer-reviewed journals and edited volumes. She is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Happiness and is the incoming Associate Editor of the Asian American Journal of Psychology. 

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Introduction: Positive Psychology of Religion Across Traditions and Beliefs

    Kim-Prieto, Chu

    Pages 1-18

  • Virtues That Transcend: Positive Psychology in Jewish Texts and Tradition

    Schnall, Eliezer (et al.)

    Pages 21-45

  • The Contributions of Christian Perspectives and Practices to Positive Psychology

    Worthington, Everett L. (et al.)

    Pages 47-70

  • Religiosity and Well-Being in a Muslim Context

    Abdel-Khalek, Ahmed M.

    Pages 71-85

  • Fostering Meaning, Social Connection, and Well-Being Through Hindu Beliefs and Practices

    Young, Maia J (et al.)

    Pages 87-100

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-017-8950-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-017-8949-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: October 27, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-017-7898-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Religion and Spirituality Across Cultures
Editors
  • Chu Kim-Prieto
Series Title
Cross-Cultural Advancements in Positive Psychology
Series Volume
9
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-8950-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-8950-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-8949-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-7898-5
Series ISSN
2210-5417
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 369
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations
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