An introduction to atheism, agnosticism, and nonreligious worldviews.

  title={An introduction to atheism, agnosticism, and nonreligious worldviews.},
  author={Thomas Joseph Coleman and Ralph W Hood and Heinz Streib},
  journal={Psychology of Religion and Spirituality},
Estimating nonbelief: Translation, cultural adaptation, and statistical validation of the Nonreligious-Nonspiritual Scale in a nationwide Greek sample
Nonbelievers represent an understudied population in Greece. This investigation reports on the translation, cultural adaptation, and initial validation of the Nonreligious-Nonspiritual Scale (NRNSS),
Selfishness and consumer ethics: Does (non)religiosity matter?
During the COVID-19 pandemic, frenzied selfishness and panic buying have dominated headlines around the globe. When people hoard supplies, others (including the needy and vulnerable people) cannot
Among the Pilgrims, but Not of Them – Individualist Intellectuals on Their Pilgrimage to Mecca
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The psychology of nonbelievers.
Making Meaning without a Maker: Secular Consciousness through Narrative and Cultural Practice
Drawing on fieldwork and in-depth interviews, this study examines the ways affirmatively secular individuals construct moral frameworks, navigate hardship, and create meaningful selves. Based on an
Religious Unbelief in Israel: A Replication Study Identifying and Characterizing Unbelievers Using Latent Class Analysis
ABSTRACT With an ever-increasing global trend of secularization, understanding the nature of religious unbelief is of utmost importance. A recent study used Latent Class Analysis to identify three
More than Nothing: Examining the Worldview Influences of Nonreligious College Students
Nonreligious individuals are often defined by their absence of a religious worldview rather than the worldview that might take its place. This study examines data from a unique survey that asked a
Psychological correlates of reasons for nonbelief: tolerance of ambiguity, intellectual humility, and attachment
ABSTRACT The process of acquiring beliefs – including the belief that there is no God–is largely implicit. We propose that psychological factors that function largely outside of conscious awareness


The Psychology of Religion. An Empirical Approach (5th ed.)
  • P. Socha
  • Psychology
    The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion
  • 2019
No doubt, we are dealing with the most authoritative and important textbook in the psychology of religion ever published. It demonstrates this discipline’s integration with the contemporary mainstr...
Ritually faking belief
Sanctification Theory: Is Nontheistic Sanctification Nontheistic Enough?
Is nontheistic sanctification, nontheistic enough? In other words, does sanctification theory (Pargament & Mahoney, 2005) extend far enough to adequately include the full range of religious and
Religious/Secular Distance: How Far Apart Are Teenagers and Their Parents?
Prior research exploring differences in religiousness (and/or secularity) between parents and their teenage children suggests that there are not substantial differences, with differences increasing
Why Do the Godless Prosper? Modeling the Cognitive and Coalitional Mechanisms That Promote Atheism
This article offers an affirmative construal of atheism: the attempt to make sense of the world with naturalist explanations and to act sensibly in society following secularist principles (i.e.,
Psychology, Meaning Making, and the Study of Worldviews: Beyond Religion and Non-Religion
To get beyond the solely negative identities signaled by atheism and agnosticism, we have to conceptualize an object of study that includes religions and nonreligions. We advocate a shift from
Religion vs. the Welfare State—The Importance of Cultural Context for Religious Schematicity and Priming
Prior research, using correlational and self-report methodologies, suggests that religion and public welfare function as alternate security/insurance systems. Consequently, in countries with more