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||Name and Title
Institutional AffiliationMailing Address
David M. Wulff, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology
Book Review Editor, The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion
Email AddressResearch Interests
Department of Psychology
26 East Main St.
Norton, MA 02766-2322
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.
- 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.
Psychology and Religion Courses, Seminars, or Programs TaughtRelevant Degrees or Certificates Available at InstitutionLanguages Spoken
Psychoanalytic, analytic, object relations, transpersonal, phenomenological, measurement, motivation and emotion, cognitive
English (read German and French)