The Oxford Handbook of Psychology and Spirituality

Paperback | October 30, 2013

EditorLisa J. Miller

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Postmaterial spiritual psychology posits that consciousness can contribute to the unfolding of material events and that the human brain can detect broad, non-material communications. In this regard, this emerging field of postmaterial psychology marks a stark departure from psychology'straditional assumptions about materialism, making this text particularly attractive to the current generation of students in psychology and related health and wellness disciplines.The Oxford Handbook of Psychology and Spirituality codifies the leading empirical evidence in the support and application of postmaterial psychological science. Sections in this volume include:* personality and social psychology factors and implications* spiritual development and culture* spiritual dialogue, prayer, and intention in Western mental health* Eastern traditions and psychology* physical health and spirituality* positive psychology* scientific advances and applications related to spiritual psychologyWith chapters from leading scholars in psychology, medicine, physics, and biology, The Oxford Handbook of Psychology and Spirituality is an interdisciplinary reference for a rapidly emerging approach to contemporary science. This overarching work provides both a foundation and a roadmap for what istruly a new ideological age.

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Postmaterial spiritual psychology posits that consciousness can contribute to the unfolding of material events and that the human brain can detect broad, non-material communications. In this regard, this emerging field of postmaterial psychology marks a stark departure from psychology'straditional assumptions about materialism, making ...

Lisa J. Miller, Ph.D., is Director of Clinical Psychology and Associate Professor at Columbia University Teachers College.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:672 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.68 inPublished:October 30, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Lisa J. Miller: IntroductionPart One: Epistemological and Ontological Assumptions in History and Culture1. Ralph W. Hood Jr.: History and Current State of Research on Psychology of Religion2. James M. Nelson and Brent Slife: Theoretical and Epistemological Foundations3. Fraser N. Watts: Parameters and Limitations of Current Conceptualizations4. Everett L. Worthington Jr.: Progress in Physics and Psychological Science Affects the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality5. C. Edwards Richards: Complementarities in Physics and PsychologyPart Two: Personality and Social Psychology: Universalism, Absolutism, and Relativism6. Eric D. Rose and Julie J. Exline: Personality, Spirituality, and Religion7. Ralph L. Piedmont: Overview and Development of a Trait-Based Measure of Numinous Constructs: the Assessment of Spirituality and Religious Sentiments (ASPIRES) Scale8. Christopher T. Burris and John K. Rempel: Good and Evil in Religion: The Interpersonal Context9. Elizabeth Midlarsky, Anthony S. J. Mullin, and Samuel H. Barkin: Religion, Altruism, and Prosocial Behavior: Conceptual and Empirical Approaches10. Chris J. Boyatzis: Spiritual Development during Childhood and Adolescence11. Annette Mahoney and Elizabeth J. Krumrei: Questions Left Unaddressed by Religious Familism: Is Spirituality Relevant to Non-traditional Families?12. Carole A. Rayburn: Motherhood and Female Faith Development: Feminine Tapestry of Religion, Spirituality, Creativity, and Intuition13. Lillian Comas-Diaz: Colored Spirituality: The Centrality of Spirit among Ethnic Minorities14. Harris Friedman, Stanley Krippner, Linda Riebel, and Chad Johnson: Models of Spiritual DevelopmentPart Four: Spiritual Dialogue, Prayer and Intention in Mental Health: Western Traditions Moving Forward15. Len Sperry: Spiritually-Sensitive Psychotherapy: An Impending Paradigm Shift in Theory and Practice16. P. Scott Richards: Honoring Religious Diversity and Universal Spirituality in Psychotherapy17. Mark R. McMinn, Kimberly N. Snow, and Justin J. Orton: Counseling and Psychotherapy within and across Faith Traditions18. Ruth Rosenbaum: Psychoanalysis, Psi Phenomena, and Spiritual Space: Common Ground19. Joseph P. Wagenseller: Spiritual Aspects of Jungian Analytical Psychology: Individuation; Jung's Psychological Equivalent of a Spiritual JourneyPart Five: Mind, Awareness, and Spirituality in Mental Health: Eastern Traditions Engage Psychology20. Brendan D. Kelly: Contemplative Traditions and Meditation21. Randye J. Semple and Sean P. Hatt: Translation of Eastern Meditative Disciplines into Western Psychotherapy22. Kartikeya C. Patel: Eastern Traditions, Consciousness, and SpiritualityPart Six: Physical Health, Prayer, and Spirituality23. Wayne B. Jonas, Matt Fritts, Gail Christopher, Maeba Jonas, and Susan Jonas: Spirituality, Science, and the Human Body24. Crystal L. Park and Jeanne M. Slattery: Spirituality, Emotions, and Physical Health25. Thomas G. Plante: Spirituality, Religion, and Psychological Counseling26. David Lukoff: Spirituality and Recovery from Serious Mental ProblemsPart Seven: Positive Psychology and Spirituality27. Joseph W. Ciarrocchi: Positive Psychology and Spirituality: A Virtue-informed Approach to Well-Being28. Bruce W. Smith, J. Alexis Ortiz, Kathryn T. Wiggins, Jennifer F. Bernard, and Jeanne Dalen: Spirituality, Resilience, and Positive Emotions29. Lee Joyce Richmond: Constructing the Connection between Spirituality, Work, and Family30. Peter L. Benson, Eugene C. Roehlkepartain, and Peter C. Scales: Spirituality and Positive Youth DevelopmentPart Eight: The Brain and Spiritual Experience31. Andrew B. Newberg: Transformation of Brain Structure and Spiritual Experience32. Mario Beauregard: Neuroimaging and Spiritual Practice33. Bruce Greyson: The Psychology of Near-Death Experiences and SpiritualityPart Nine: Postmaterial Spiritual Psychology: Scientific Advances in a Spiritual Ontology for Psychology34. Stephan Schwartz and Larry Dossey: Nonlocality, Intention, and Observer Effects in Healing Studies: Laying a Foundation for the Future35. William F. Bengston: Spirituality, Connection, and Healing with Intent: Reflections on Cancer Experiments on Laboratory Mice36. William A. Tiller: Knowledge, Intention, and Matter37. Gary E. Schwartz: Consciousness, Spirituality, and Post-Materialist Science: An Empirical and Experiential Approach38. Amit Goswami: A Post-Materialist Human Science and Its Implications for Spiritual Activism39. Lisa J. Miller: Conclusion