Psychology of Religion and Spirituality

(The median citation count of Psychology of Religion and Spirituality is 2. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 500 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2019-08-01 to 2023-08-01.)
Partnering with God: Religious coping and perceptions of divine intervention predict spiritual transformation in response to religious−spiritual struggle.25
Religious and spiritual struggles and their links to psychological adjustment: A meta-analysis of longitudinal studies.25
The psychology of religion and spirituality: How big the tent?24
Religious identity and psychological well-being among middle-eastern migrants in Australia: The mediating role of perceived social support, social connectedness, and perceived discrimination.24
Theistic relational spirituality: Development, dynamics, health, and transformation.21
Integrating spirituality and mental health: Perspectives of adults receiving public mental health services in California.21
The role of religiousness and beliefs about sexuality in well-being among sexual minority mormons.20
Religiosity predicts unreasonable coping with COVID-19.20
Sex guilt or sanctification? The indirect role of religiosity on sexual satisfaction.19
Development and validation of the five-factor LAMBI measure of God representations.17
Spirituality and multiple dimensions of religion are associated with mental health in gay and bisexual men: Results from the One Thousand Strong cohort.17
Struggles experienced by religious minority families in the United States.17
Religious and spiritual struggles alter God representations.17
Exploring the mediating role of loneliness in the relationship between spirituality and health: Implications for the Latino health paradox.16
Green as the gospel: The power of stewardship messages to improve climate change attitudes.15
Stressful life events and religiousness predict struggles about religion and spirituality.15
Religiosity and prosocial behavior at national level.15
From parent to child: Family factors that influence faith transmission.15
Joint religiosity and married couples’ sexual satisfaction.15
Religion’s role in the illusion of gender equality: Supraliminal and subliminal religious priming increases benevolent sexism.15
Negative religious coping as a mediator between perceived prejudice and psychological distress among African Americans: A structural equation modeling approach.14
Heretic, heal thyself! Atheism, nonreligion, and health.14
Apostasy and conversion: Attachment orientations and individual differences in the process of religious change.14
Spiritual transformation among veterans in response to a religious/spiritual struggle.14
Prayer and internal dialogical activity: How do they predict well-being?13
A matter of faith: The role of religion, doubt, and personality in emerging adult mental health.13
The role of religious fundamentalism and tightness-looseness in promoting collective narcissism and extreme group behavior.12
Religious and spiritual struggles as a mediator of the link between stressful life events and psychological adjustment in a nationwide sample.12
Transcendent indebtedness to God: A new construct in the psychology of religion and spirituality.12
Daily spiritual experiences and well-being among the nonreligious, spiritual, and religious: A bifactor analysis.12
A mixed-methods approach to understanding the role of religion and spirituality in healthcare provider well-being.12
Perceived parent–child religiosity: Moderation by perceived maternal and paternal warmth and autonomy granting and emerging adult gender.11
Does think mean the same thing as believe? Linguistic insights into religious cognition.11
The role of spirituality and religiousness in aiding recovery from alcohol and other drug problems: An investigation in a national U.S. sample.11
Stressful events and religious/spiritual struggle: Moderating effects of the general orienting system.11
Associations between religiosity, political ideology, and attitudes toward immigrants: A mediation path-analytic approach.10
“At its core, Islam is about standing with the oppressed”: Exploring transgender Muslims’ religious resilience.10
A prospective study of clergy spiritual well-being, depressive symptoms, and occupational distress.10
Daily religious coping buffers the stress–affect relationship and benefits overall metabolic health in older adults.10
The development, validation, and clinical implications of the Microaggressions Against Religious Individuals Scale (MARIS).10
Uniting and dividing influences of religion in marriage among highly religious couples.10
Religiosity and positive religious coping as predictors of Indonesian Muslim adolescents’ externalizing behavior and loneliness.9
(Ir)reconcilable identities: Stories of religion and faith for sexual and gender minority refugees who fled from the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia to the European Union.9
How do religious congregations affect congregants’ attitudes toward lesbian women and gay men?9
Religiousness and acculturation as moderators of the association linking acculturative stress to levels of hazardous alcohol use in college students.9
Pulling away from religion: Religious/spiritual struggles and religious disengagement among college students.9
Religiosity and volunteering over time: Religious service attendance is associated with the likelihood of volunteering, and religious importance with time spent volunteering.9
Measures of God representations: Theoretical framework and critical review.9
What makes life meaningful for theists and atheists?9
Sanctification of diverse aspects of life and psychosocial functioning: A meta-analysis of studies from 1999 to 2019.9
Supernatural operating rules: How people envision and experience God, the devil, ghosts/spirits, fate/destiny, karma, and luck.8
Towards a psychology of divine forgiveness.8
Religious/spiritual struggles and depression during COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns in the global south: Evidence of moderation by positive religious coping and hope.8
Religion as an embodied practice: Documenting the various forms, meanings, and associated experience of Christian prayer postures.8
Mediated association between spirituality and life satisfaction in chronically ill undergraduate students.8
Becoming less religious (BLR) and well-being among high school dropouts.8
Associations between gratitude and spirituality: An experience sampling approach.8
A curvilinear relationship between clear beliefs about God and self-concept clarity.8
Evaluating the measure of diverse adolescent spirituality in samples of Mexican and Salvadoran youth.8
Valid assessment of spiritual quality of life with the WHOQOL-SRPB BREF across religious, spiritual, and secular persons: A psychometric study.8
Are atheists unprejudiced? Forms of nonbelief and prejudice toward antiliberal and mainstream religious groups.7
Spirituality and suicidal behavior: The mediating role of self-forgiveness and psychache.7
Spirituality and its relation to mental health outcomes: An examination of youth in foster care.7
Daily measures of religious/spiritual struggles: Relations to depression, anxiety, satisfaction with life, and meaning.7
Religious coping and depressive symptoms among Black Americans living with HIV: An intersectional approach.7
White religious iconography increases anti-Black attitudes.7
How parents balance desire for religious continuity with honoring children’s religious agency.7
Moderators of linear and nonlinear associations between religiosity, xenophobia, and tolerance toward immigrants in italy.7
Understanding the roles of religious comfort and strain on depressive symptoms in an inpatient psychiatric setting.7
The transformative power of the sacred: Social, personality, and religious/spiritual antecedents and consequents of sacred moments during a religious/spiritual struggle.7
Parental stress and religious coping by mothers of children with autism.7
The varieties of redemptive experiences: A qualitative study of meaning-making in evangelical Christian cancer patients.7
Differential effects from aspects of religion on female genital mutilation/cutting.7
Measuring interfaith spirituality: Initial validation and psychometrics.7
Going beyond positive and negative: Clarifying relationships of specific religious coping styles with posttraumatic outcomes.6
Causal relationship between religiosity and value priorities: Cross-sectional and longitudinal investigations.6
Will jurors believe nonbelievers? Perceptions of atheist rape victims in the courtroom.6
The role of religiousness and spirituality in health-related quality of life of persons living with HIV: A latent class analysis.6
Religious and spiritual struggles among transgender and gender-nonconforming adults.6
Religious sexual minorities, belongingness, and suicide risk: Does it matter where belongingness comes from?6
Beyond beliefs: Multidimensional aspects of religion and spirituality in language.6
Religious/spiritual struggles and suicidal ideation in the COVID-19 era: Does the belief in divine control and religious attendance matter?5
The many faces of evangelicalism: Identifying subgroups using latent class analysis.5
Black–white biracial Christians, discrimination, and mental health: A moderated mediation model of church support and religious coping.5
The link between religiousness and prejudice: Testing competing explanations in an adolescent sample.5
Associations between spirituality and mental health in women exposed to adversity.5
A cross-sectional investigation of divine struggles and suicide risk among men in early recovery from substance use disorders.5
Oneness beliefs and their effect on life satisfaction.5
Religious beliefs and behaviors as predictors of substance use among college students.5
Fundamentalism as dogmatic belief, moral rigorism, and strong groupness across cultures: Dimensionality, underlying components, and related interreligious prejudice.5
Implicit and explicit attitudes towards God and life satisfaction.5
Examining the relationship between awe, spirituality, and religiosity.5
Uniting and dividing influences of religion on parent–child relationships in highly religious families.5
Religiosity and joint activities of husbands and wives in enduring marriages.5
Moral stereotypes, moral self-image, and religiosity.5
Adolescent suicide ideation in Utah: The role of religion and family.5
What are the core features and dimensions of “spirituality”? Applying a partial prototype analysis to understand how laypeople mentally represent spirituality as a concept.5
The RSS-14: Development and preliminary validation of a 14-item form of the Religious and Spiritual Struggles Scale.5
Grace, legalism, and mental health: Examining direct and mediating relationships.5
Can Abraham bring peace? The relationship between acknowledging shared religious roots and intergroup conflict.5
Mothers’ perceptions of the role of religion in parent–child communication about a death in the family.5
Who are the religious “dones?”: A cross-cultural latent profile analysis of formerly religious individuals.4
Finances, religion, and the FAAR model: How religion exacerbates and alleviates financial stress.4
Disbelief, disengagement, discontinuance, and disaffiliation: An integrative framework for the study of religious deidentification.4
A mixed-methods study of communing with and complaining to the divine: Imagined conversations with god among undergraduates reporting religious and spiritual struggles.4
(Life) satisfaction guaranteed? Subjective well-being attenuates religious attendance–life satisfaction association.4
Job-spouse demands and work–family conflict: Role of religiosity and spirituality.4
Effectiveness of spiritual psychotherapy on attachment to God among adolescents with conduct disorder: A randomized controlled trial.4
Drawn to the light: Predicting religiosity using “God is light” metaphor.4
Measuring Muslim religiosity and spirituality: Measurement invariance of Muslim attitudes toward religion and Muslim experiential religiousness scales across China, Iran, Malaysia, and Pakistan.4
Karma and God: Convergent and divergent mental representations of supernatural norm enforcement.4
“This is what real spirituality is all about”: A phenomenological exploration of the experience of spirituality outside institutional religion.4
Religiosity and mistreatment among Christian and Muslim Arab Americans.3
Metaphors for god: God is high, bright, and human in implicit tasks.3
“Jesus was a White man too!”: The relationship between beliefs about Jesus’s race, racial attitudes, and ideologies that maintain racial hierarchies.3
Spiritual struggles and suicidal ideation in veterans seeking outpatient treatment: The mediating role of perceived burdensomeness.3
The minds of God, mortals, and in-betweens: Children’s developing understanding of extraordinary and ordinary minds across four countries.3
Are authoritarianism and militancy key characteristics of religious fundamentalism? A latent class analysis of an Egyptian Muslim sample.3
You shall go forth with joy: Religion and aspirational judgments about emotion.3
In the wake of religious conversions: Differences in cognition and emotion across three religious communities of an indigenous tribe in Malaysia.3
Putting the science back in the scientific study of religiousness and spirituality: A commentary on Paloutzian and Park (2021).3
Intrinsic religiosity attenuates the negative relationship between social disconnectedness and meaning in life.3
Cult conversion from the perspective of families: Implications for prevention and psychological intervention.3
Approach, disengagement, protest, and suppression: Four behaviors toward God in the context of religious/spiritual struggle.3
Relationship between numinous constructs and values.3
Victimization and religious engagement: Links to school attachment and subsequent adjustment outcomes.3
The role of karmic beliefs in immanent justice reasoning.3
Religious and spiritual struggles around the 2016 and 2020 U.S. presidential elections.3
Do you need religion to enjoy the benefits of Church services? Social bonding, morality and quality of life among religious and secular congregations.3
A multidimensional typology of religiosity in three-generation families.3
The role of spiritual fortitude in meaning and mental health symptoms following a natural disaster.3
Atheism is not the absence of religion: Development of the monotheist and atheist belief scales and associations with death anxiety and analytic thinking.3
Self-transcendence through self-inhibition?: God primes reduce self-accessibility.3
Effects of religious intermittent dry fasting on religious experience and mindfulness: A longitudinal study among Baha’is.3
The Assessment of Spirituality and Religious Sentiments (ASPIRES) scale: Examining a spiritual transcendence nomological net in Polish context.3
Christian religious affiliation is associated with less posttraumatic stress symptoms through forgiveness but not search for meaning after hurricane Irma and Maria.3
Effects of devotional prayer and secular meditation on cardiovascular response to a faith challenge among Christians.3
Religious coping with interpersonal hurts: Psychosocial correlates of the brief RCOPE in four non-Western countries.3
The impact of diagnosis and religious orientation on mental illness stigma.3
Determinants of serving a mission: Senior volunteering among Latter-Day Saints.3
Protecting the sacred tree: Conceptualizing spiritual abuse against Native American elders.3
Religiosity, shared identity, trust, and punishment of norm violations: No evidence of generalized prosociality.3
Are religious and nonreligious people different in terms of moral judgment and empathy?3
Exceptional human experiences among pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago: A typology of experiences and transformative aftereffects.3
Religious coping, resilience, and involuntary displacement: A mixed-methods analysis of the experience of Syrian and Palestinian refugees in Jordan.3
Against methodological confinement: Toward a pluralism of methods and interpretations.3
Dual pathways from religiousness to the virtue of patience versus anxiety among elite athletes.2
Reaching resolution: The effect of prayer on psychological perspective and emotional acceptance.2
Faith development as change in religious types: Results from three-wave longitudinal data with faith development interviews.2
Individual-level trajectories of religiosity during adolescence and their implications for purpose.2
What do nonreligious nonbelievers believe in? Secular worldviews around the world.2
Sexual without sex: A qualitative study of single emerging adult evangelical women.2
Parents’ spiritual struggles and stress: Associations with mental health and cognitive well-being following a neonatal intensive care unit experience.2
Explaining anti-atheist discrimination in the workplace: The role of intergroup threat.2
Self-referencing affects perceptions of workplace discrimination against atheists.2
Worlds apart? Atheist, agnostic, and humanist worldviews in three European countries.2
Why do the devout remain devoted? Exploring religious expectations and relational compensators.2
Beliefs, practices, or culture? A mixed-method study of religion and body esteem.2
The impact of prayer direction on emotional and cognitive responses to personal problems.2
Psychology of religion courses in the undergraduate curriculum.2
Divine forgiveness and interpersonal forgiveness: Which comes first?2
The experience of sacred moments and mental health benefits over time.2
The Communion With God Scale: Shifting from an etic to emic perspective to assess fellowshipping with the Triune God.2
Differentiating personified, supernatural, and abstract views of God across three cognitive domains.2
Do peers mediate the association between religiosity and the alcohol use of Indonesian Muslim adolescents?2
Increased spiritual well-being following cardiovascular surgery influences one-year perceived posttraumatic growth.2
Conservation of resources theory and spirituality at work: When a resource is not always a resource.2
Cultural life scripts across religions: The influences of religion on expectations of life events.2
Zeal of the convert? Comparing religiousness between convert and nonconvert Muslims.2
PTSD, religious coping, and interpersonal antecedents of suicidal desire among military veterans: An initial examination of moderation models.2
Faith, spirituality, and living the good life with quadriplegia.2
Religiosity as a predictor of worry during stressful periods of uncertainty.2
Is religiousness a unique predictor of self-esteem? An empirical investigation with a diverse Israeli sample.2
Internal structure and criterion relationships for long and brief versions of the Intratextual Fundamentalism Scale (IFS) among Israeli Jews.2
To believe or not to believe: Stereotypes about agnostics.2
Motives for religious sacrifice: Classification, measurement, and longitudinal association with psychospiritual well-being.2
Religiosity, spirituality, and obsessive-compulsive disorder-related symptoms in clinical and nonclinical samples.2
Conversion motifs among Muslim converts in the United States.2
Beyond sectarian boundaries: Dimensions of Muslim Canadian religiosity and the prediction of sociocultural attitudes.2
Existentially threatening stimuli increase religious cognitive dissonance among the less intrinsically religious.2
In the valley of the shadow of death: The existential benefits of imbuing life and death with meaning.2
Indigenizing an Islamic psychology.2
Conflict associated with stronger parent-child religiosity in emerging adults, especially for sons.2
The interrelationships between spiritual resources and work engagement.2
The lived religion of grace: Exploring diverse Christian narratives.2
Thinking at a higher level? Religion and spirituality contribute more to global cognitive patterns among Eastern Europeans and Americans than among Western Europeans.2
Religiousness is associated with higher empathic concern—Evidence from self- and other-ratings.2
Religious head versus heart beliefs: Measurement development and validation.2
Confirmatory factor analysis and gender invariance of the Four Basic Dimensions of Religiousness Scale in India.2
Is the psychology of religiousness and spirituality a science? Yes.2