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AAR Annual Meeting
Atlanta, GA
November 21-24, 2015

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Psychology, Culture, and Religion Group

Statement of Purpose: 

This Group is an informal association of scholars and practitioners in the fields of religion and psychology who share common interests in the relationship between religion, psychology, and contemporary cultures. Our primary purposes are to foster creative research in the fields of the Group’s interest, to encourage the exchange of ideas among the membership, and to provide a forum associated within the AAR for those with shared backgrounds in the fields of psychology, religion, and cultural theology. Please visit our Website at http://pcr-aar.org/.

Call for Papers: 

The Psychology, Culture, and Religion Group is interested in proposals on the following topics:

1) Help, harm, or resistance: To what extent are concepts and practices of caregiving (psychotherapy, chaplaincy, pastoral counseling) in a neo-liberal society perpetuating or challenging harmful views of the human person?

2) Society without God? The terms “existential health” and “meaning-making” are used in place of “religion” or "spirituality" in various European and North American settings, particularly in highly secular contexts. What are the psychological, religious, and theological implications of these alternative frameworks?

3) Psychological and religious perspectives on moral injury, for a co-sponsored session with the Moral Injury and Recovery in Religion, Society, and Culture Group. Proposals on other topics involving psychology, culture, and religion are also welcome. In PCR sessions, we encourage presenters to articulate substantial ideas succinctly to allow ample time for collegial conversation.

Method: 
PAPERS
Process: 
Proposer names are visible to chairs but anonymous to steering committee members
Leadership: 
ChairSteering Committee