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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
      David M. Wulff, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology
      Book Review Editor, The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion
Institutional Affiliation
      Wheaton College
Mailing Address
      Department of Psychology
      Wheaton College
      26 East Main St.
      Norton, MA 02766-2322
      U.S.A.
Email AddressResearch Interests
      I am broadly interested in the psychology of religion, including its history, theories, methods, and issues. The range of my interests is reflected in the book listed below, which incorporates both empirical and hermeneutical approaches and gives corresponding attention to both quantitative and qualitative methods. My perspective is that of a personality psychologist with particular sympathy for phenomenological and dynamic approaches. But I also have a strong background in psychometrics and take an interest in the problems of assessing individual differences.
Representative Publications
    • Wulff, D. M. (1997). Psychology of Religion: Classic and Contemporary (2nd ed.). New York: John Wiley & Sons. (Translated into Swedish and Polish)
    • Wulff, D. M. (2000). Mystical Experience. In E. Cardeņa, S. J. Lynn, and S. Krippner (Eds.), Varieties of Anomalous Experience: Examining the Scientific Evidence (pp. 397-440). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.
    • Wulff, D. M. (1999). Psychologists Define Religion: Patterns and Prospects of a Century-Long Quest. In J. G. Platvoet and A. L. Molendijk (Eds.), The Pragmatics of Defining Religion: Contexts, Concepts, and Contests (pp. 207-224). Leiden: Brill.
    • Wulff, D. M. (1998). Rethinking the Rise and Fall of the Psychology of Religion. In Arie L. Molendijk and Peter Pels (Eds.), Religion in the Making: The Emergence of the Sciences of Religion ( pp. 181-202). Leiden: Brill.
Research Keywords
      Psychoanalytic, analytic, object relations, transpersonal, phenomenological, measurement, motivation and emotion, cognitive
Psychology and Religion Courses, Seminars, or Programs Taught
      Psychology of Religion
Relevant Degrees or Certificates Available at Institution
      B.A., B.S.
Languages Spoken
      English (read German and French)

 

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