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›› 2005, Vol. 13 ›› Issue (3): 372-378.

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The Psychology of Religion in the USA: History, Present Situation and Problems

Chen Yongsheng,Lu Liqing,Liang Henghao   

  1. Institute of Psychology, Zhejiang Normal University, Jinhua 321004, China
  • Received:2004-09-15 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2005-05-15 Published:2005-05-15
  • Contact: Chen Yongsheng

Abstract: Based on reviewing its history, the present situation of research on psychology of religion in the USA was analysed. Psychology of religion in the USA has demonstrated a rise, fall, and resurgence course over the years. Religious perspective, religious experience, and religious behavior are the fundamental dimensions of research on psychology of religion in the USA, and the relations between religion and personality, religion and mental health are in the prominent position. The divergences of two faculties and methods used by psychology-oriented researchers should be paid much attention.

Key words: USA, psychology of religion, history, present situation, problems

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