TITLE

Psychological Aspects of the Role of Religion in Identity Construction

AUTHOR(S)
Brandt, Pierre-Yves
PUB. DATE
June 2013
SOURCE
Integrative Psychological & Behavioral Science;Jun2013, Vol. 47 Issue 2, p299
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Religious plurality can generate fears through identity destabilization. Religions offer ressources for coping with fears. On one side, production of stereotypes follows a defensive way. On the other side, claim to be universal help to cross boundaries and to cope with stigmatization, misrecognition and discrimination. Coping strategies combine at least five aspects: community, intimate relationship, rules, construction of identity, and worlview. This article shows how these aspects are intertwined.
ACCESSION #
87621568

 

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