Faith from a Positive Psychology Perspective by Cindy Miller-Perrin, Elizabeth Krumrei Mancuso

By Cindy Miller-Perrin, Elizabeth Krumrei Mancuso

This publication highlights non secular religion from a good psychology standpoint, analyzing the connection among spiritual religion and optimum mental functioning. It takes a viewpoint of non secular variety that includes overseas and cross-cultural paintings. The empirical literature at the position of religion and cognition, religion and emotion, and religion and behavior is addressed together with how those issues relate to members’ psychological future health, health and wellbeing, energy, and resilience. info on how those religion recommendations are correct to the wider context of relational functioning in households, friendships, and groups can also be incorporated.

Psychologists have typically excited about the remedy of psychological affliction from a point of view of repairing broken behavior, broken drives, broken childhoods, and broken brains. lately, despite the fact that, many mental researchers and practitioners have tried to re-focus the sector clear of the learn of human weak point and harm towards the promoting of a favorable psychology of overall healthiness between participants, households, and groups. One area in the box of optimistic psychology is the learn of spiritual religion as a human energy that has the aptitude to reinforce members’ optimum lifestyles and well-being.

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We close the chapter with suggestions for future research. 1 Religious Differences in the Experience of Emotions Before reviewing how faith relates to emotional well-being, we first explore how religious differences relate to differences in the experience of emotions and whether certain emotions might have a basis in faith. 1 Religious Differences in the Experience of Emotions 25 behaviors, but also of emotional experiences. Empirical research indicates that being religious is associated with distinct emotional processing, including reporting more vivid and intense emotional experiences, but also being less able to differentiate emotions (Burris & Petrican, 2011).

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