The psychology of prayer and the development of the Prayer Experience Questionnaire

@article{Dein2008ThePO,
  title={The psychology of prayer and the development of the Prayer Experience Questionnaire},
  author={Simon Dein and Roland Littlewood},
  journal={Mental Health, Religion \& Culture},
  year={2008},
  volume={11},
  pages={39 - 52}
}
To date, prayer has been a largely neglected area in the social sciences. This paper describes four main areas which have been addressed in relation to prayer: the effect of prayer on empirical processes, prayer and coping, the development of praying, and the neurobiology of prayer. After pointing out that the receptive side of prayer has largely been ignored by social scientists, it goes on to describe the development of a new prayer experience questionnaire—the Prayer Experience Questionnaire… 
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