By Thomas G. Plante Ph.D., Carl E. Thoresen
From meditation to reciting mantras or praying, spirituality is an increasing number of frequently being well-known for its invaluable results on future health. during this quantity, a group of specialists from throughout disciplines together with psychology, medication, nursing, public healthiness, and pastoral care provide reader-friendly chapters exhibiting the cutting-edge in knowing this connection. Chapters contain realization to important populations akin to early life, HIV/AIDS sufferers, melanoma sufferers, and people in hospice care. members, all participants of the Spirituality and overall healthiness Institute at Santa Clara college, goal to take advantage of the medical knowing of the spirituality/health connection to advertise greater well-being for the overall public.From meditation to reciting mantras or praying, spirituality is a growing number of frequently being well-known for its important results on healthiness. during this quantity, a workforce of specialists from throughout disciplines together with psychology, drugs, nursing, public overall healthiness, and pastoral care provide reader-friendly chapters displaying the cutting-edge in knowing this connection. Chapters contain recognition to big populations equivalent to early life, HIV/AIDS sufferers, melanoma sufferers, and people in hospice care. members, all contributors of the Spirituality and well-being Institute at Santa Clara college, goal to take advantage of the medical figuring out of the spirituality/health connection to advertise larger wellbeing and fitness for most of the people. One concentration of this quantity is to teach effortless how one can comprise non secular practices in an atmosphere that's usually multicultural, multi-religious, demanding, moved quickly, and secular.
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The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 15, 17–33. CHAPTER 3 A Few Good Measures: Assessing Religion and Spirituality in Relation to Health PETER C. HILL, KATIE J. KOPP, AND RICHARD A. 2 miles. As a result, runners were initially discouraged by their “slow” times, people trying to pace themselves ended up confused, and muscles were perhaps even a bit more sore than normal. One lesson learned that day by runners and marathon officials was that measurement is very important. In research too, measurement is very important.
7 He later stated, “It is asserted by some, that men possess the faculty of obtaining results over which they have little or no direct personal control, by means of devout and earnest prayer, while others doubt the truth of this assertion. The question regards a matter of fact, that has to be determined by observation and not by authority; and it is one that appears to be a very suitable topic for statistical inquiry . . Are prayers answered or are they not? . 9 The scientific data collected on intercessory prayer in the interim has been mostly concerned with distant intercessory prayer, that is, prayers said for another person without the person present.
He later created the Religious Orientation Scale (ROS), which attempts to measure both intrinsic and extrinsic religious motivations. 18 Gorsuch and McPherson19 applied several decades worth of research on the ROS to create the 14item Revised Religious Orientation Scale (what they called I-E/R), which is perhaps the best measure of intrinsic and extrinsic religious orientation available. Batson and colleagues have long argued that measures of religious orientation emphasizing only intrinsic and extrinsic motivations have overlooked important considerations of RS maturity claimed by Allport himself; that is, one must also consider the positive role of doubt and an appreciation of the complexities of the human drama.
Spirit, Science, and Health: How the Spiritual Mind Fuels Physical Wellness by Thomas G. Plante Ph.D., Carl E. Thoresen