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...
Dialectical behavior therapy
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a therapy designed to help people change patterns of behavior that are not effective, such as self-harm, suicidal thinking, and substance abuse. This approach wo...
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...
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 ...
Isaac Newton's religious views
Isaac Newton (25 December 1642 – 20 March 1727) was, as considered by others within his own lifetime, an insightful and erudite theologian. He wrote many works that would now be classified as occult ...
Acceptance and commitment therapy
Acceptance and commitment therapy or ACT (typically pronounced as the word "act") is a form of clinical behavior analysis (CBA) used in psychotherapy. It is an empirically-based psychological interven...
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...
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 ...
Eugene Kennedy
Eugene Cullen Kennedy (born August 18, 1928) is an American psychologist, syndicated columnist, and a professor emeritus of Loyola University Chicago. He remained a professor of psychology at the uni...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
Contemplative psychology
Contemplative psychology is defined as the body of "psychological insights and methods that are – often implicitly – present in the vision and practices of religions and that clarify and guide one’s c...
Psychology of Religion and Spirituality
Psychology of Religion and Spirituality is a peer-reviewed academic journal in psychology published by the American Psychological Association. It publishes original articles that deal with the psychol...
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...
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...
Meme
A meme (/ˈmiːm/ meem) is "an idea, behavior, or style that spreads from person to person within a culture". A meme acts as a unit for carrying cultural ideas, symbols, or practices that can be transmi...
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...
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 ...
Buddhism and psychology
Buddhism and psychology overlap in theory and in practice. Over the last century, four strands of interplay have evolved:
The establishment of Buddhism predates the field of psychology by over two...