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Spirituality, religion, and health. An emerging research field.
The investigation of spiritual/religious factors in health is clearly warranted and clinically relevant. This special section explores the persistent predictive relationship between religiousExpand
Religion and spirituality. Linkages to physical health.
Evidence is presented that bears on 9 hypotheses about the link between religion or spirituality and mortality, morbidity, disability, or recovery from illness. In healthy participants, there is aExpand
Religious involvement and mortality: a meta-analytic review.
A meta-analysis of data from 42 independent samples examining the association of a measure of religious involvement and all-cause mortality is reported. Religious involvement was significantlyExpand
Cultivating mindfulness: effects on well-being.
There has been great interest in determining if mindfulness can be cultivated and if this cultivation leads to well-being. The current study offers preliminary evidence that at least one aspect ofExpand
Meditation Lowers Stress and Supports Forgiveness Among College Students: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Objective and Participants: The authors evaluated the effects on stress, rumination, forgiveness, and hope of two 8-week, 90-min/wk training programs for college undergraduates in meditation-basedExpand
Spirituality and Health
  • C. Thoresen
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of health psychology
  • 1 May 1999
The role of spiritual and religious factors in health, viewed from a scientific perspective, has been yielding interesting if not intriguing results. In general, studies have reported fairlyExpand
Forgiveness: Theory, research, and practice.
McCullough, Pargament, Thoresen, The Psychology of Forgiveness: History, Conceptual Issues, and Overview. Part I: Conceptual and Measurement Issues. Rye, Pargament, Ali, Beck, Dorff, Hallisey,Expand
Volunteerism and Mortality among the Community-dwelling Elderly
Older residents (N 5 1972) in California were investigated prospectively for association of volunteering service to others and all-cause mortality. Potential confounding factors were studied:Expand