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The Psychology of Religion and Place

Emerging Perspectives

Editors: Counted, Victor, Watts, Fraser (Eds.)

  • Sheds light on the intersection between psychology, religion, and placeExplores the influence of religion on attachment and construction of meaning in space
  • Considers practical applications of religion and place, including geographical politics and the commons
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This book examines the role of religious and spiritual experiences in people’s understanding of their environment, and how their place experiences are transformed in the process. The contributors consider how understandings and experiences of religious and place connections are motivated by the need to seek and maintain contact with perceptual objects, so as to form meaningful relationship experiences. The purpose is not to engage in comparative religion or analyse different religious traditions in relation to place, but rather to understand how people's perceptions of physical, imaginary and transpersonal objects shape their religious and place experiences. This book is one of the first scholarly attempts to discuss the psychological links between place and religious experiences. The chapters provide insights for understanding how people’s experiences with geographical places and the sacred serve as agencies for meaning-making, pro-social behaviour, and psychological adjustment in everyday life.

About the authors

Victor Counted, PhD, is Research Associate of the Cambridge Institute of Applied Psychology and Religion and teaches at the School of Social Sciences and Psychology, Western Sydney University, Australia. His scholarly work examines health inequality, adult attachment experiences, place attitudes, religious behaviours, and global migration epigenetics. His works have been featured in several international journals including Archive for the Psychology of Religion, Journal of Community Psychology, and Health and Quality of Life Outcomes.

Fraser Watts, PhD, is Visiting Professor of Psychology of Religion at the University of Lincoln, UK, Executive Secretary of the International Society of Science and Religion and Director of the Cambridge Institute for Applied Psychology and Religion at the University of Cambridge, UK. He is a former President of the British Psychological Society and the International Society for Science and Religion, and a former Chair of the British Association of Christians in Psychology.

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eBook 67,82 €
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Hardcover 114,39 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Psychology of Religion and Place
Book Subtitle
Emerging Perspectives
Editors
  • Victor Counted
  • Fraser Watts
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-28848-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-28848-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-28847-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 303
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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