Journal of Psychology and Theology

An academic journal promoting the integration of psychology and theology, where theology sets the boundaries for drawing conclusions. Its purpose is to present articles that have a biblical perspective on the nature of humankind.

Articles from Vol. 38, No. 2, Summer

Attachment and Faith Development
Recent research has shown the relationship between an attachment to caregivers and an attachment to God, an attachment to God and adult attachment, attachment to God and religiosity, and attachment and spiritual maturity, but has failed to examine...
Books Received
ACADEMIC/PROFESSIONAL: INTEGRATION Beier, M (2006). A violent god-image: An introduction to the work of Eugen Drewermann. New York, NY: The Continuum International Publishing Group. Paper. 300 pp. $24.95. ISBN. 0-8264-1835-X. Belzen, J. A., (Ed.)....
Counseling and Values
Curry, J. R., Smith, H. L., & Robinson III, E. H. (2009). The development and manifestation of altruistic caring: A qualitative inquiry Vol. 54, 2-16 Research postulates a number of possible explanations for prosocial behavior, ranging...
Denominational Support for Clergy Mental Health
To date, minimal research has addressed the actual services provided to maintain the mental health of leadership in the church. Three major Protestant denominations were consulted with in this study, including a total of 434 pastors across the United...
Forgiveness and Reconciliation: The Differing Perspectives of Psychologists and Christian Theologians
Among psychologists, forgiveness and reconciliation are typically viewed as separate constructs. This distinction is often adaptive, making it possible for a person to forgive a deceased offender or to forgive without entering back into a dangerous...
Journal of Psychology and Christianity
DiBlasio, F. A., & Brenda, B. B. (2008). Forgiveness intervention with married couples: Two empirical analyses Vol. 27, 150-158. Research on positive psychology topics such as forgiveness has flourished in the last two decades. Some of...
Journal of Religion, Spiritualty & Aging
Snodgrass, J. (2009). Toward holistic care: Integrating spirituality and cognitive behavioral therapy for older adults Vol. 21, 219-236. As life expectancy increases, the older adult population is growing. Snodgrass identified this group as an...
Mental Health, Religion & Culture
Whaley, A. L., & Hall, B. N. (2009). Effects of cultural themes in psychotic symptoms on the diagnosis of schizophrenia in African Americans Vol. 12, 457-471 Previous research has found that African Americans tend to be overdiagnosed with...
Relational Spirituality and Forgiveness: Development of the Spiritual Humility Scale (SHS)
Research on spirituality and forgiveness has begun to examine the types of dynamic, spiritual experiences that can promote forgiveness. Specifically, we explore how victims may see an offender's humility in relationship with the Sacred, and how this...
Spirituality, Assessment, and Health
Plante, T. G. (2009). Spiritual practices in psychotherapy: Thirteen tools for enhancing psychological health. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. Hardcover. 241 pp. $59.95. ISBN. 978-14338-0429-8. Reviewed by GEOFFREY W. SUTTON,...
The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion
Phillips III, R. E., Cheng, C. M., Pargament, K. I., Oemig, C., Colvin, S. D., Abarr, A. N., Dunn, M. W., & Reed, A. S. (2009). Spiritual coping in American Buddhists: An exploratory study Vol. 19, 231-243 A plethora of research...
The Role of Suffering in Human Flourishing: Contributions from Positive Psychology, Theology, and Philosophy
Should alleviating suffering always be the primary goal in treatment? This paper proposes that suffering can best be understood in the context of the flourishing life, from the intersecting vantage points of positive psychology, philosophy of theology....
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