APA HANDBOOK OF PSYCHOLOGY, RELIGION,
Volume 1. Context, Theory, and Research
Volume 2. An Applied Psychology of Religion and Spirituality
Editor-in-Chief Kenneth I. Pargament
This two-volume handbook presents the most comprehensive coverage of the current state of the
psychology of religion and spirituality. It introduces a new integrative paradigm for this rapidly
growing and diverse field. This paradigm sheds light on the many purposes religion serves,
the rich variety of religious and spiritual beliefs and practices, and the capacity of religion and
spirituality to do both good and harm. The integrative paradigm encourages psychologists to
attend to the ways religion and spirituality are expressed not only in individual lives, but also in
the lives of couples, families, institutions, communities, and cultures. The handbook documents
how the psychology of religion and spirituality is building on its theoretical and empirical
foundation to encompass practice.
The chapters in this handbook
provide in-depth and varied
perspectives of leading scholars and
practitioners on the most vital questions in the field: What does
it mean to say someone is religious or spiritual? Why are people
religious and spiritual? How are people affected by the diverse
ways they experience and express their faith? In what ways might psychologists of religion and spirituality contribute to the
full variety of human institutions—mental health, medical, educational, correctional, military, workplace, and communal?
And what distinctive contributions can the psychology of religion and spirituality make to mainstream psychological theory,
research, and practice? Series: APA Handbooks in Psychology™. 2013. 1,496 pages.
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2-Volume Set | List: $495.00 | APA Member/Affiliate: $249.00 | ISBN 978-1-4338-1077-0 | Item 4311506
Volume 1. Context, Theory, and Research | Part I. Setting the Stage:
Themes, Contexts, Measurement, and Methodology | Part II. Why People
are Religious and Spiritual: Explanatory Models | Part III. How People are
Religious and Spiritual: Expressions and Experiences | Part IV: Who is Religious and Spiritual: Specific Populations | Volume 2: An Applied
Psychology of Religion and Spirituality | Part I. Introduction to an Applied Psychology of Religion and Spirituality | Part II. Religion and
Spirituality from the Perspective of Major Orientations to Change | Part III. Religion and Spirituality Applied to Specific Problems | Part IV.
Religion and Spirituality Applied to Specific Contexts | Part V. Future Directions for an Applied Psychology of Religion and Spirituality
To view the entire Table of Contents with contributors, please visit the book’s page online at: http://www.apa.org/pubs/books/4311506.aspx
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