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What psychology says about religion

Wayne Edward Oates

What psychology says about religion

by Wayne Edward Oates

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Published by Association Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Psychology, Religious

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 118-120.

    Statementby Wayne E. Oates.
    SeriesAn Association Press reflection book
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBL53 O33
    The Physical Object
    Pagination128 p.
    Number of Pages128
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14247264M

      This book from neurologist Oliver Sacks is a great read for both psychology students and a general interest audience. The author explores clinical stories of patients who suffer from neurological disorders, offering an engaging and thoughtful look at neurological problems.   Professor Rachel Blass is a psychoanalyst and heads the Psychology of Religion postgraduate programme at Heythrop College, University of London. [1] Freud, S., ‘The question of a Weltanschauung ’ in New Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis.

    he psychology of religion is the study and interpretation of recognized faiths using contemporary methods of Western psychology. The history of the discipline is divided into three main periods of research: From to World War II; post-war to the s; and to the present day. Other good sources for further information are Fuller's Psychology and Religion book, or Wulff's Psychology of Religion book, which also are listed in my resource page. William James A U.S. psychologist and philosopher, James served as president of American Psychological Association, and wrote one of the first psychology textbooks.

    About the Book. The s saw the peak of a moral panic over fantasy role-playing games such as Dungeons and Dragons. A coalition of moral entrepreneurs that included representatives from the Christian Right, the field of psychology, and law enforcement claimed that these games were not only psychologically dangerous but an occult religion masquerading as a game.   Some have said people seek religion to cope with a fear of death, others call it the basis for morality, and various other theories abound.. But in a new book.


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What Psychology Says About Religion book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. A book for people untrained in psychology to explain t 2/5.

What psychology says about religion (An Association Press reflection book) [Oates, Wayne Edward] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. What psychology says about religion (An Association Press reflection book)Author: Wayne Edward Oates.

Psychology of religion consists of the application of psychological methods and interpretive frameworks to the diverse contents of religious traditions as well as to both religious and irreligious individuals.

The extraordinary range of methods and frameworks can be helpfully summed up regarding the classic distinction between the natural-scientific and human-scientific approaches.

The professor of psychology of religion has given us as one of the Reflection Books an outline of what psychology is and of what psychologists have to say about religion. He points out that the reaction of psychologist to religion depends upon the kind of religion under discussion as well as the predisposition of the particular psychologist as to religion.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Oates, Wayne E. (Wayne Edward), What psychology says about religion. New York, Association Press []. Humans ask questions. Since the earliest homo sapiens walked the earth, individuals have wondered where they came from, why they’re here, and what it all means.

Religion, by and large. His book, The Psychology of Religion and Coping: Theory, Research, Practice was described by the Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic as "the best book on the psychology of religion in a. Religion has survived and thrived for more thanyears.

It exists in every culture, with more than 85 percent of the world’s What psychology says about religion book embracing some sort of religious belief. Researchers who study the psychology and neuroscience of religion are helping to explain why such beliefs are so enduring. Edwin D. Starbuck’s Scribner’s publication, Psychology of Religion, wherein the term “psychology of religion” was used for the first time, we will proceed with our commentary on each book and its relevance to the development of the field of study called the psychology of religion.

As a former atheist, I used to believe that religion was reducible to a complex interplay between coping behaviour bordering on delusion, thought disorder and various socio-biological remnants of evolution, including what others in the field have.

Religion, he says, attracts followers because it satisfies all of the 16 basic desires that humans share. “It’s not just about fear of death.

Religion couldn’t achieve mass acceptance if it only fulfilled one or two basic desires,” said Steven Reiss, a professor emeritus of psychology at The Ohio State University and author of The   Arts & Books Travel according to a psychology expert. Religion could be a by-product of a number of cognitive and social adaptations which have been extremely important in.

Christianity and psychology have some things in common: They both state that our actions are the product of inner processes.

But in describing what those processes are and how to change them, Christianity and psychology take the opposite approach.

For one thing, the very word “psychology” reveals an anti-god approach. 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 followers, Jungians tend to treat religious beliefs and behaviors in a positive light, while offering psychological referents to traditional religious. In the book New Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis, he suggested that "Religion is an attempt to master the sensory world in which we are situated by means of the wishful world which we have developed within us as a result of biological and psychological necessities.

If we attempt to assign the place of religion in the evolution of mankind, it appears not as a permanent acquisition but as.

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Freud believed that religion was an expression of underlying psychological neuroses and distress. In some of his writing, he suggested that religion is an attempt to control the Oedipal complex, as he goes on to discuss in his book Totem and Taboo.

InFreud published the book, Totem and Taboo. This book was an attempt to reconstruct the. The Psychology of Religion explores the often contradictory ideas people have about religion and religious faiths, spirituality, fundamentalism, and atheism.

The book examines whether we choose to be religious, or whether it is down to factors such as genes, environment, personality, cognition, and. Pastoral psychology has been much the most important focus here, though in the book I wrote with some colleagues, Psychology for Christian Ministry [Watts et al., ] we argued that there are many other practical applications of psychology in the religious domain, such as an occupational psychology of clergy, an educational psychology of.

Religion Explained: The Evolutionary Origins of Religious Thought is a book by cognitive anthropologist Pascal Boyer, in which the author discusses the evolutionary psychology of religion and evolutionary origin of religions.

As I write in my book, The How of Happiness, just because (most) religious beliefs cannot be empirically tested or falsified doesn’t mean that the consequences of having religious faith.Can psychology explain religious behavior?

This book explores the thinking of eight pioneers of religious psychology, including Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung. Fuller presents the theories of these seminal figures in a clear, straightforward way, and also examines the limits of psychological explanations of religion.

He concludes the book by exploring the contributions to religion by some 5/5(1).