Autobiography and the psychological study of religious lives by Jacob A. Belzen, Antoon Geels

By Jacob A. Belzen, Antoon Geels

This quantity positions itself at the leading edge of 2 fields in psychology that take pleasure in quickly expanding realization: either the learn of human lives and a few middle domain names of such lives as faith and spirituality are excessive at the schedule of present examine and instructing. Biographies and autobiographies are being approached in new methods and became critical to the examine of human lives as an item of study and a well-liked procedure for acquiring special info approximately subjective human reports. Ever because the starting of the psychology of faith, autobiographies have additionally been mentioned as an immense resource of data approximately psychic methods taken with religiosity. during this quantity, a couple of prime theoreticians and researchers from Europe and the us attempt to deliver them again to this box by way of drawing on new insights and most recent advancements in mental thought.

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McAdams, for example, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2001). And the third level is the level of self-reflection on which ideas, concepts or theories of the self are constructed. This resonates with Epstein’s “self as theory” in his dynamic-cognitive approach (cf. Epstein, 1973) and with the suggestion that Rom Harré and Luk van Langenhove (1999) have made in the context of their positioning approach to understand the “self ” as a theory people have about themselves: “according to this point of view, that theoretical concept organizes knowledge and action, but has no independent referent other than the person him or herself ” (p.

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