Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion (RSSSR) publishes reports of innovative studies that pertain empirically or theoretically to the scientific study of religion, including spirituality, regardless of their academic discipline or professional orientation.
The articles included in this volume report studies on the role of religion and spirituality in relationship to many topics of current popular interest, among them well-being, self-esteem, emotional intelligence, substance abuse, social mobility, positive psychology, coping with medical decision making, and images of God.
Ralph L. Piedmont is Psychologist at the Department of Pastoral Counseling, Loyola College in Maryland, Columbia, USA. One of his publications is
The Revised NEO Personality Inventory: Clinical and Research Applications (Plenum Press, 1998).
Table of contents
Christian Belief About the Bible and the Holy Spirit in Relation to Psychological Type. Andrew Village
Monastic Spirituality Beyond the Cloister: A Preliminary Look at Lay Cistercians. William L. Smith
Relationships Between Spiritual Transcendence and Emotional Intelligence Among Older Catholic Nuns. Ann Billard, Joanne M. Greer, Mary Ellen Merrick, William Sneck, S.J., and N. J. Scheers
A Comparison of Religiosity Between European-Americans, African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans and Asian-Americans. George Yancey
God Images and Self-Esteem: A Study Among 11-18 Year-olds. Leslie J. Francis
Charismatic Experience and Emotional Stability: A Study Among Adult Christians. Leslie J. Francis and Susan H. Jones
Social Mobility and Religion: Evidence From Lebanon. Marianne El Khoury and Ugo Panizza
Hope, Optimism, Pessimism, and Spirituality as Predictors of Well-Being Controlling for Personality Joseph W. Ciarrocchi and Erin Deneke
Parental Rejection and Religiosity: Differential Predictors of Mood and Substance Use. John J. Cecero and Adam L. Fried
Is a Consensus Definition of Spirituality Possible? Theory Construction in Spiritually-Oriented Psychotherapy. Len Sperry
Religious Coping and Mental Health Outcomes in Family Members Making DNR Decisions. Johanna R. Sood, Celia B. Fisher, and Daniel P. Sulmasy
Spirituality, Religious Commitment, and Psychological Well-being Stephen A. Price and Lawrence G. Herringer
Spiritual Transcendence as an Unmediated Causal Predictor of Psychological Growth and Worldview Among Filipinos Gabriel S. Dy-Liacco, M. Christine Kennedy, Donna J. Parker, and Ralph L. Piedmont
Spirituality as “Feeling Connected with the Transcendent:” Outline of a Transpersonal Psychology of Adult Development of Self. Jan Sinnott
Researchers, scholars, teachers, religious leaders, and graduate and professional students in the social and behavioral sciences, religion, and theology who include attention to the scientific investigation of religion and spirituality.