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Tuija Hovi

integral part in constructing one’s religious identity and personal conviction. In this article, I would like to present the idea of bringing together nar- rative research and the psychological approach to the study of reli- gious experience with the help of personal experience stories about God’s guidance

Mustafa Koç

current numbers for Turkish academics at various universities in Turkey who are studying psychology of religion. This list provides (a) the names of the universities in alphabetical order, (b) their locations, (c) their university websites, and (d) the numbers of academics present. There are currently

A Web-based Database for Drawings of Gods

When the Digitals Go Multicultural

Zhargalma Dandarova Robert, Grégory Dessart, Olga Serbaeva, Camelia Puzdriac, Mohammad Khodayarifard, Saeed Akbari Zardkhaneh, Saeid Zandi, Elena Petanova, Kevin L. Ladd and Pierre-Yves Brandt

. Thus, using a standardized task wording remains a central issue, and can be quite challenging when cultural and linguistic differences are involved. Moreover, the word “god” can present itself under various forms within the same language, tapping into very different concepts. For example, both “burkhan

E.D. Scobie and G.E.W. Scobie

attests to its growing significance. As a con- sequence it is important to investigate what people understand by forgiveness and in what circumstances this knowledge structure is retrieved. The present study forms part of ongoing research to access and measure a person's construct of forgiveness. Two

M. Allemand, S. Huber and O. W. Huber

.huber@unifr.ch Received: 20 May 2010; revised: 19 December 2010; accepted 20 December 2010 Summary The present study tested the hypothesis that centrality of religiosity as defined as the position of an individual’s religious construct system in personality moderates the relationship between the experience of forgiveness

Vassilis Saroglou

confirm this hypothesis, at least when behavioral (spontaneous humor crea- tion) measure but not questionnaires are used. However, sense of humor is not restricted to hu- mor creation, but includes other components such as humor appreciation. In the present study (based on pencil evaluation of humorous

Jessica Gall Myrick and Suzannah Evans Comfort

intentions. Below, we describe the literature regarding media portrayals of climate change and the role of audience identity factors in media effects before presenting the methods and results of an experiment designed to test how the presence of the Pope in a news story shapes audience attitudes and

Vassilis Saroglou and Isabelle Pichon

some questions unanswered. In the present study, participants expressed willingness to help groups of people in need (homeless people and illegal immigrants), and this after having been religiously versus non-religiously stimulated. Th e activation of religious context increased the willingness to help

Christina Sophia Lloyd, Britt af Klinteberg and Valerie DeMarinis

hypothesis was: Existential Worldview, Ontological Security and Self-Concept are interrelated for both functional and dysfunctional aspects of mental health. The aim of the present study was to assess Existential Worldview Function pertaining to both Functional (Protective) and Dysfunctional (Risk

Mystical Experiences in Nature

Comparing Outcomes for Psychological Well-Being and Environmental Behaviour

Tristan L. Snell and Janette G. Simmonds

animistic, transpersonal, spiritual, or peak experiences in natural environments. The aim of the present research was to compare the outcomes of these experiences in natural and human-built environments for psychological well-being and environmental behaviour. In the present research, we draw on the