Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion, Volume 16


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.


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Biographical Note

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.