Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online

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The psychological study of Pentecostals is a subfield of the Psychology of Religion within social psychology. A major additional subfield is clinical psychology, which requires doctors to consider a patient’s spirituality in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health conditions. Leading theorists such as Raymond Paloutzian and Crystal Park (2013) view religion and spirituality as a coherent system consisting of beliefs, behavioral practices, experiences, and symbols that enable people to meet …

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Sutton, Geoffrey, “Psychology”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 01 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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