Contemporary theoretical perspectives in the psychology of religion

Author/s Geraldo José de Paiva
Publishing Year 2015 Issue 2015/2 Language Italian
Pages 12 P. 349-360 File size 155 KB
DOI 10.3280/RIP2015-002005
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This article presents some current theoretical perspectives for the study of religious behavior, that find an increasingly larger place, together with the classical theories of Freud, Jung, Allport and others, in the field of the Psychology of Religion. These contemporary theories belong to mainstream psychology: narrative psychology, attribution of causality, social representations theory, attachment theory, cultural psychology, evolutionary psychology, and new developments in psychoanalysis. Because these theories are widely known, this text limits itself to the presentation of their usefulness to the Psychology of Religion.

Keywords: Psychology of Religion, theoretical perspectives, contemporary theories

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Geraldo José de Paiva, Prospettive teoriche attuali nella psicologia della religione in "RICERCHE DI PSICOLOGIA " 2/2015, pp 349-360, DOI: 10.3280/RIP2015-002005