Psychology of religion is the academic discipline investigating religious experience, belief, and behavior. William James' (1902) Varieties of Religious Experience marked a quarter-century burst of research activity that faded into almost nothing with the advent of behaviorism. Since then the discipline has enjoyed a resurgence in the 1960s with the popularity of social psychology. Psychology of religion currently occupies a small but solid niche within the wider field of psychology.
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Nielsen's Psychology of Religion
Resources including online texts, course syllabi, bibliography, theoretical perspectives, and links to journals and professional organizations.
Are We Hardwired for God?
The Guardian newspaper's review of Pascal Boyer's book "Religion Explained".
Archived cognitive science of religion email discussion list, focusing particularly on anthropological and cognitive developmental psychology research investigating the formation and transmission of religious ideas.
Psychological Influence in Spiritual Movements
A discussion of the features of psychological influence most common to spiritual movements.
Psychology and Religion
Collection of annotated links from Nikitas Kafkios. Categories include resources dealing with integration, anti-psychology sites, journals, and bibliographies.
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