Title

On a cultural psychology of religion: a critical response to Belzen (2010)

Publication Date

5-2010

Abstract

In this brief response to Belzen's proposal that the psychology of religion undertakes a cultural approach to its subject matter, I suggest that (1) the psychology of religion is not as a-cultural as suggested by Belzen and (2) a cultural approach has both practical and theoretical liabilities, including the lack of coherence and the inability to identify universals. I then offer a friendly amendment to Belzen's approach, suggesting from a Kuhnian perspective that he presents a cultural approach more in terms of rapprochement with the existing experimental paradigm.

Keywords

Psychology and religion; Culture

Publication Title

Mental Health, Religion & Culture

Volume

13

Issue

4

First Page

373

Last Page

379

DOI of Published Version

10.1080/13674670903415287.

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