Psychology of religion
Psychology of religion consists of the application of psychological methods and interpretive frameworks to religious traditions, as well as to both religious and irreligious individuals. The science a...
Neurotheology
Neurotheology, also known as spiritual neuroscience, attempts to explain religious experience and behaviour in neuroscientific terms. It is the study of correlations of neural phenomena with subjecti...
Kenneth Pargament
Kenneth I. Pargament (born November 3, 1950) is a professor of psychology at Bowling Green State University (Ohio, USA).
Born in 1950 in Washington, D.C., Pargament received his Ph. D from the Uni...
James H. Leuba
James Henry Leuba (1867-1946) was an American psychologist, best known for his contributions to the psychology of religion. His work in this area is marked by a reductionistic tendency to explain myst...
Religious attribution
Religious Attribution in social psychology refers to how individuals attempt to explain/understand causes of behavior and/or events. Religious attribution is a theory derived from attribution theory ...
Religion and coping with trauma
One of the most common ways that people cope with trauma is through the comfort found in religious or spiritual practices. Psychologists of religion have performed multiple studies to measure the pos...
Religion and personality
Viewing religiosity through the lenses of differing personality characteristics provides a relatively empirical way to study a difficult concept. Over time, the act of being religious has been a cons...
Jungian interpretation of religion
The Jungian interpretation of religion, pioneered by Carl Jung and advanced by his followers, is an attempt to interpret religion in the light of Jungian psychology. Unlike Sigmund Freud and his follo...
George M. Stratton
George Malcolm Stratton (September 26, 1865 – October 8, 1957) was a psychologist who pioneered the study of perception in vision by wearing special glasses which inverted images up and down and ...
Michael Persinger
Michael A. Persinger (born June 26, 1945) is a cognitive neuroscience researcher and university professor with over 200 peer-reviewed publications. He has worked at Laurentian University, located in ...
Granule cell dispersion
Granule cell dispersion is one of the abnormal structure that was shown in the patients' brain of temporal lobe epilepsy. It is also shown in different kind of animal model, such as kainic acid model,...
Religiousness of young and emerging adults
Factors related to and influencing the religiousness of young and emerging adults include religious participation, peer influence, parental influence, and risky behaviors such as gambling, sexual beha...
Lisa Miller (psychologist)
Lisa Jane Miller is a professor, researcher and clinical psychologist, best known as a research scholar on spirituality in psychology. Miller has worked for two decades to integrate spirituality into ...
Temporal lobe epilepsy
Temporal lobe epilepsy is a chronic neurological condition characterized by recurrent, unprovoked epileptic seizures (epilepsy) which originate in the temporal lobe of the brain. The seizures involve ...
Psychological theories of magic
Psychological theories of magic treat magic as a personal phenomenon intended to meet individual needs, as opposed to a social phenomenon serving a collective purpose.
Among the earliest psycholog...
Hjalmar Sundén
Hjalmar Sundén (1908–1993) was a Swedish psychologist, known for his contributions to the psychology of religion and for his development of "role theory".
Sundén studied in Paris, where he intervi...
Religion and schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a complex mental disorder characterized by a difficulty in recognizing reality, regulating emotional responses, and thinking in a clear and logical manner. The causes of schizop...
Gnosticism in modern times
Gnosticism in modern times includes a variety of religious movements, mostly Christian in nature, stemming from the ancient Hellenistic society around the Mediterranean. Although the origins of Gnosti...
Marsh Chapel Experiment
The Marsh Chapel Experiment, also called the "Good Friday Experiment," was a 1962 experiment conducted on Good Friday at Boston University's Marsh Chapel. Walter N. Pahnke, a graduate student in theol...
Journal of Psychology and Christianity
The Journal of Psychology and Christianity is a peer-reviewed academic journal that is "designed to provide scholarly interchange among Christian professionals in the psychological and pastoral profes...
Agent detection
Agent detection is the inclination for animals and humans to presume the purposeful intervention of a sentient or intelligent agent in situations that may or may not involve one.
It is believed th...
Analytical psychology
Analytical psychology, or Jungian psychology, is a school of psychology that originated from the ideas of Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung. Analytical psychology emphasizes the primary importance of the i...
Reverence (emotion)
Reverence (/ˈrɛvərəns/) is "a feeling or attitude of deep respect tinged with awe; veneration". The word "reverence" in the modern day is often used in relationship with religion. This is because re...
Ralph W. Hood
Ralph Wilbur Hood (born 1942) is a professor of psychology at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
Hood was born on 18 July 1942 in Denver, Colorado. He received his BS at University of Califor...
Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy
Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is a psychological therapy designed to aid in preventing the relapse of depression, specifically in individuals with Major depressive disorder (MDD). It uses...
International Journal for the Psychology of Religion
The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion is a peer-reviewed academic journal devoted to research on the psychology of religion. Its scope includes the social psychology of religion, r...
Geschwind syndrome
Geschwind Syndrome, also known as Gastaut-Geschwind, is a group of behavioral phenomena evident in some temporal lobe epilepsy patients. It is named for one of the first individuals to categorize the ...