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The Psychology of Religion and Place

Emerging Perspectives

Editors: Counted, Victor, Watts, Fraser (Eds.)

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  • Sheds light on the intersection between psychology, religion, and place
  • Explores the role of attachment in religious/spiritual experiences and the construction of meaning in spatial settings
  • Considers practical applications of religion and place, including geographical politics and the commons
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This book examines the role of religious and spiritual experiences in people’s understanding of their environment. The contributors consider how understandings and experiences of religious and place connections are motivated by the need to seek and maintain contact with perceptual objects, so as to form meaningful relationship experiences. The volume is one of the first scholarly attempts to discuss the psychological links between place and religious experiences.The chapters within provide insights for understanding how people’s experiences with geographical places and the sacred serve as agencies for meaning-making, pro-social behaviour, and psychological adjustment in everyday life.

About the authors

Victor Counted, PhD, is Research Associate of the Cambridge Institute of Applied Psychology and Religion and teaches at the School of Social Sciences and Psychology, Western Sydney University, Australia.

Fraser Watts, PhD, is Visiting Professor of Psychology of Religion at the University of Lincoln, UK, Executive Secretary of the International Society of Science and Religion and Director of the Cambridge Institute for Applied Psychology and Religion at the University of Cambridge, UK.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • An Introduction to the Psychology of Religion and Place

    Pages 1-12

    Counted, Victor (et al.)

  • Sacred Places: The Presence of the Past

    Pages 15-31

    Sheldrake, Rupert

  • Religion, Place and Attachment: An Evaluation of Conceptual Frameworks

    Pages 33-48

    Counted, Victor

  • Embodied Spirituality Following Disaster: Exploring Intersections of Religious and Place Attachment in Resilience and Meaning-Making

    Pages 49-79

    Captari, Laura E. (et al.)

  • The Psychology and Theology of Place: A Perspective from the Judeo-Christian Tradition

    Pages 81-96

    Watts, Fraser

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-28848-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-28847-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Psychology of Religion and Place
Book Subtitle
Emerging Perspectives
Editors
  • Victor Counted
  • Fraser Watts
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-28848-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-28848-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-28847-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 340
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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