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Functional Origins of Religious Concepts popular

http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/anthro/bec/papers/boyer_religious_concepts.htm

Essay by cognitive anthropologist Pascal Boyer recounting theory and experimental evidence for the ontological and strategic selection of supernatural concepts.

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Virtual Religion Index: Psychology of Religion

http://www.rci.rutgers.edu/~religion/vri/psych.html

Directory of resources covering religious experience, therapies, and psychological theory.

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Tracing the Synapses of Our Spirituality

http://www.maps.org/media/vedantam.html

Washington Post article by Shankar Vedantam on researchers examining the relationship between brain and religion.

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Spiritual Transformation Scientific Research Program

http://www.metanexus.net/spiritual_transformation/

Funding program for investigation into the sociocultural, psychological and neurological factors that underlie the processes of spiritual transformations of individuals and groups. Includes literature review, timeline, and details of winning grants.

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Psychology and Religion

http://www.psyche.gr/english.htm

Collection of annotated links from Nikitas Kafkios. Categories include resources dealing with integration, anti-psychology sites, journals, and bibliographies.

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Psychological Influence in Spiritual Movements

http://www.xs4all.nl/~wichm/psymove.html

A discussion of the features of psychological influence most common to spiritual movements.

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Nielsen's Psychology of Religion

http://www.psychwww.com/psyrelig/index.htm

Resources including online texts, course syllabi, bibliography, theoretical perspectives, and links to journals and professional organizations.

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COG-SCI-REL-L

http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/lists/COG-SCI-REL-L.html

Archived cognitive science of religion email discussion list, focusing particularly on anthropological and cognitive developmental psychology research investigating the formation and transmission of religious ideas.

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Centre for Psychology of Religion (Louvain)

http://www.psp.ucl.ac.be/psyreli/prel-eng.htm

Publication abstracts and contact details of research program at the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium), headed up by Jean-Marie Jaspard. Bilingual: French and English.

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Centre for Psychology of Religion (Leuven)

http://ppw.kuleuven.be/religion/religion.htm

Dirk Hutsebaut's research program within the Psychology Department of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium). Includes full-text articles for download.

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Are We Hardwired for God?

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2002/feb/07/londonreviewofbooks

The Guardian newspaper's review of Pascal Boyer's book "Religion Explained".

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