A recent analysis of the nine most recent textbooks on the Psychology of Religion revealed a dearth of the commonly accepted findings in the field of psychology. Early authors omit topics of personality, mental health, personal religion, and religious expression. Childhood and adolescence were discussed in a minor way. Much emphasis was given to mysticism, immortality, primitive religions, prayer and other topics of considerable interest to theologians. The needs and interests of children, adolescents, and adults are readily recognized as basic to any adapted psychology of religion. Likewise, ideals, character values, methods of influencing youth, etc., should be rated as very important by psychologists.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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Emme, Earle E. and De Garmo, Lowell
"Finding for a Psychology of Religion,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 49(1), 439-445.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/pias/vol49/iss1/84