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This information is made available in order to facilitate research, mentorship, and teaching opportunities among scholars interested in the psychological study of religion. ALL other uses are prohibited. Name and Title
      Kelly Schwartz, Assistant Professor
Institutional Affiliation
      Nazarene University College
Mailing Address
      #610, 833-4th Ave. S.W., Calgary, Alberta, T2P 3T5, Canada
Email AddressResearch Interests
      My research interests are in the general area of developmental perspectives on religious and faith development. In particular, the psychosocial factors contributing to adolescent faith development, namely parents, church, youth group, friends, etc. and the role of identity development on adolescent faith development, especially the tasks of exploration and commitment. Finally, I also have a passionate interest in the role of media, particularly popular music, in the development and expression of adolescent personality, including faith.
Representative Publications
    • Schwartz, K. D. (2000, May). Psychosocial factors contributing to adolescent faith maturity varying by age and gender. Paper presented at Development 2000: A Conference on Developmental Psychology, Waterloo, ON.
    • Schwartz, K. D., & Fouts, G. T. (2000, March). Adolescent personality and music preferences. Poster presentation at the Society for Research on Adolescence Biennial Meeting, Chicago, IL.
    • Schwartz. K. D. (1999, November). Finding God in a fishbowl: Psychosocial contributions to the faith of pastors' kids. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Youth Ministry Educators Forum, San Diego, CA.
Research Keywords
      Developmental, Measurement
Psychology and Religion Courses, Seminars, or Programs Taught
      Psychology of Religion: Individual and Social Perspectives (300 level course)
Relevant Degrees or Certificates Available at Institution
      Youth and Family Studies (4-year Bachelor's degree; ministry or community focus)
Languages Spoken
      English

 

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