Category: Psychology

Christian Conversion: Biblical and Psychological

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In particular, I believe that the attraction toward religion is that it frequently provides a framework for more positive affect, a point I make most directly in my 2002 article by looking at spiritual transformation in light of Barbara Frederickson’s broaden-and-build theory of affect. Gustave LeBon, in The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind (1897), wrote of the "crowd mind," emerging from anonymity and deindividuation (which often leads to antisocial behavior), contagion (e.g., epidemic hysteria, a variant of Functional Somatic Syndromes ), convergence (such as the Seattle windshield pitting epidemic of 1954), and emergent norms.

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The Kingdom of God is Within You: Christianity not as a

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Newport, Christianity Remains Dominant Religion in the United States, The Gallup Poll, 2011, http://www.gallup.com/poll/151760/Christianity-Remains-Dominant-Religion-United-States.aspx. For example, Paul addresses the issue of self-love from just the opposite perspective of present-day promoters both inside and outside the Church (2 Tim. 3:1-5). Topics include: neurophysiology and neuroanatomy; psychophysics; neuroimaging; linear systems theory; signal detection theory; light and the eye; physiology and anatomy of the retina; color vision; pattern and texture perception; perception of depth; visual motion perception; attention and awareness.

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The Sacred Game: The Role of the Sacred in the Genesis of

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In numerous ways, religion acts as a shock absorber that cushions the inevitable tensions between self and society. Building those relationships and caring about that community has been one of the most rewarding -- but surprising -- parts of graduate school. We are especially noted for our strengths in metaphysics, moral and political philosophy, philosophy of mind and action, philosophy of language, and the theory of knowledge. But on the other hand, what do you do with that? Graduates are equipped for entry-level positions in business, education, the mental-health field, ministry, governmental agencies, and other areas where a psychology background is either required or enhances the individual's qualifications for employment. 120 credit hours (36 in major, 42 in general education, 42 in electives) Students may pursue credit by exam and/or portfolio prior learning credit options, transfer prior college, military, and technical credits, allowing them to validate learning experiences in personal, professional and academic environments.

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Psychology of Religion: Personalities, Problems,

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S. in 2012, with an estimated 60% not reported to the police. Those who hold graduate degrees may qualify for leadership positions within a religious institution. We (at Duke) are currently examining the effects of religious cognitive-behavioral therapy on a host of pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines, cortisol, and catecholamines in patients with major depressive disorder, although results will not be available until 2014 [ 466 ]. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

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Parental Figures and the Representation of God: A

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NEWBERG: What we have been thinking about is very similar. The two studies just described suggest that southerners respond more strongly to insult than northerners, and take a more sympathetic view of others who do so, manifesting just the sort of attitudes that are supposed to typify honor cultures. To establish the presence of Korihor’s ideas in modern psychology, this paper shall present the words of prominent psychologists rather than an interpretation of their words.

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Cries of The Heart

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Unfortunately, the effects of unhealthy religious practice are used to downplay the generally positive influence of religion. [11] This both distorts the true nature of religious belief and practice and causes many policymakers to ignore its positive social consequences. First, we systematically searched online databases (PsycINFO, MEDLINE, etc.) using the search words “religion,” “religiosity,” “religiousness,” and “spirituality” to identify studies on the R/S-health relationship.

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Mysticism: The Nature and Development of Spiritual

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Much of the research literature finds a positive role for religion in the establishment of a subjective sense of well-being even when objective health factors are not affected. The six concentration options include: Culture and Media, Health Communication, Organizational Communication, Performance Studies, Public Advocacy, and Relational Communication. Roosevelt, and Ronald Reagan. (2) History. Has Religious Studies exorcised its theological nimbus only to find contemporary religious reflection reappearing elsewhere in the university?.

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Ancient Christian Wisdom and Aaron Beck's Cognitive Therapy:

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While many churches require graduate-level seminary training for pastor, priest, or minister roles, bachelor’s graduates can become lay-ministers, religious teachers, and church outreach workers. Christian psychology may appear at first glance to be a contradiction in terms. In the late 1940s, anthropologist Bronislaw Malinowski lived among the inhabitants of islands in the South Pacific Ocean. In total this makes for an innovative blend of cognate subjects that taken together examine and unlock the human condition in a variety of ways, forms and contexts.

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Religious Thought and the Modern Psychologies

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Haidt's work suggests that it is a mistake for a philosopher to say, as Jackson (1998: 32n4; cf. 37) does, that “my intuitions reveal the folk conception in as much as I am reasonably entitled, as I usually am, to regard myself as typical.” The question is: typical of what demographic? Through the centuries, religion has inspired progress in the battle for human rights, social justice, tolerance, and peace as well as genocide and war.

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The Psychology of Religious Commitment and Development

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His latest chapter, “Fathering, Rituals, and Mating: Exploring Paternal Stability and Sexual Strategies in Early Religions Practices” is coming out in April 2015 in the edited volume, The Attraction of Religion: A New Evolutionary Psychology of Religion. The emergence of the study of consciousness in psychology reflects a change in the mentality of people. Ongoing studies by Professor Ranald Jarrell of the Department of Education at Arizona State University West show the power of religious belief and practice in encouraging a spirit of optimism among socially at-risk but advancing children.

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