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	Psychology of Religion and Spirituality
Location: Room TBD  |  8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Religion and spirituality permeate many aspects of our society as well as of many people's lives. This preconference explores social psychological research on religion and spirituality to understand when, why, and how religion/spirituality affects individual behavior, thoughts, and emotions. This pre-conference will bring together young and established investigators, as well as researchers engaging in interdisciplinary work, to discuss cutting-edge research at the interface of social-personality psychology and the psychology of religion/spirituality. We welcome all empirical-based psychological approaches to studying religion and spirituality. The program will consist of invited research presentations, standard research talks, two data blitzes, a speed mentoring session, and a research poster session focused on post-doctoral, graduate, and undergraduate student research. The study of the psychology of religion is more interdisciplinary than ever, integrating theory and research from personality and social psychology with other disciplines, and deeply engages with the need for sound and diverse science. We aim to represent the breadth of psychological research on religion/spirituality, as well as encourage interdisciplinary perspectives, with our programming.


Daryl Van Tongeren
Hope College

Patty Van Cappellen
Duke University

Kathryn Johnson
Arizona State University


2020 Annual Convention
February 27-29, 2020
New Orleans, LA USA