- PSYCHOLOGY OF RELIGION
- the academic study of RELIGION from the perspective of PSYCHOLOGY. It was first developed by Wilhelm WUNDT and later by William JAMES, JUNG and others. FREUD was hostile to religious claims and used his influence to discredit RELIGION. Today it is one of the more underdeveloped areas in RELIGIOUS STUDIES although the unexpected rise of CULTS and NEW RELIGIONS led to a REVIVAL of studies of CONVERSION in the 1980s.
Concise dictionary of Religion. 2012.
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