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The Link Between Religion and Health: Psychoneuroimmunology and the Faith Factor

Harold G. Koenig and Harvey J. Cohen

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195143607
eISBN:
9780199893256
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195143607.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology

This book presents new medical research establishing a connection between religion and health and examines the implications for Eastern and Western religious traditions and for society and culture. ... More


Conclusions

HAROLD G. KOENIG

in The Link Between Religion and Health: Psychoneuroimmunology and the Faith Factor

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195143607
eISBN:
9780199893256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195143607.003.0017
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology

Studies in psychoneuroimmunology recently have shed light on the delicate and finely balanced interactions between the mind and physical body. Psychological stress, anxiety, depression, hopelessness, ... More


New Science, Old Magic

Ariel Glucklich

in The End of Magic

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195108798
eISBN:
9780199853434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195108798.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Sociological and symbolical interpreters of magic singlemindedly ignore the occult questions that magic raises. The social sciences simply have no methods for inspecting extraordinary causal claims, ... More


Introduction

HAROLD G. KOENIG and HARVEY JAY COHEN

in The Link Between Religion and Health: Psychoneuroimmunology and the Faith Factor

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195143607
eISBN:
9780199893256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195143607.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology

On July 12 1999, twelve of the world's leading psychoneuroimmunologists, theologians and physicians gathered at Duke University to discuss the effects of stress on the immune system and to see how ... More


The Connection between Psychoneuroimmunology and Religion

HAROLD G. KOENIG

in The Link Between Religion and Health: Psychoneuroimmunology and the Faith Factor

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195143607
eISBN:
9780199893256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195143607.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology

Psychoneuroimmunology is the study of how social and psychological factors affect neuroendocrine and immune functioning. Religion involves beliefs about the transcendent, as well as private or ... More


The Development and History of Psychoneuroimmunology

GEORGE F. SOLOMON

in The Link Between Religion and Health: Psychoneuroimmunology and the Faith Factor

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195143607
eISBN:
9780199893256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195143607.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology

This chapter reviews the history of psychoneuroimmunology (PNI), highlighting the events which have transformed it to a highly respected scientific and medical discipline. The history of the ... More


Psychosocial Stress, Social Networks, and Susceptibility to Infection

SHELDON COHEN

in The Link Between Religion and Health: Psychoneuroimmunology and the Faith Factor

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195143607
eISBN:
9780199893256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195143607.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology

During the past several decades, support has grown for the premise that psychological and social factors can influence physical health. This includes evidence that enduring stressful life events and ... More


Psychosocial Factors, Spirituality/Religiousness, and Immune Function in HIV/AIDS Patients

GAIL IRONSON and NEIL SCHNEIDERMAN

in The Link Between Religion and Health: Psychoneuroimmunology and the Faith Factor

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195143607
eISBN:
9780199893256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195143607.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology

In 2000, it was estimated that 36 million people worldwide had been infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and that 15,000 people were being newly infected with the virus each day. In ... More


Hostility, Neuroendocrine Changes, and Health Outcomes

REDFORD B. WILLIAMS

in The Link Between Religion and Health: Psychoneuroimmunology and the Faith Factor

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195143607
eISBN:
9780199893256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195143607.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology

Research conducted over the past several decades has documented a moderately strong association between chronic negative emotional states such as hostility and anger, and negative health outcomes. ... More


Immune, Neuroendocrine, and Religious Measures

BRUCE S. RABIN and HAROLD G. KOENIG

in The Link Between Religion and Health: Psychoneuroimmunology and the Faith Factor

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195143607
eISBN:
9780199893256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195143607.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology

A number of solid organs, cellular components and soluble proteins make up the immune system. These include the lymphoid tissues, lymphocytes and other immune cells, and immunoglobulins and ... More


Psychoneuroimmunology and Eastern Religious Traditions

PAUL J. GRIFFITHS

in The Link Between Religion and Health: Psychoneuroimmunology and the Faith Factor

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195143607
eISBN:
9780199893256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195143607.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology

This chapter discusses the religious traditions of Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Confucianism and Shinto, which are adhered to by more than a billion people. It explores the implications that ... More


Psychoneuroimmunology and Western Religious Traditions

WARREN S. BROWN

in The Link Between Religion and Health: Psychoneuroimmunology and the Faith Factor

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195143607
eISBN:
9780199893256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195143607.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology

The terms Eastern and Western religions do not really correspond to the Eastern and Western Hemispheres of the earth but rather to the religious traditions born in the Near East, North Africa, and ... More


Psychoneuroimmunology and Religion: Implications for Society and Culture

HOWARD L. KAYE

in The Link Between Religion and Health: Psychoneuroimmunology and the Faith Factor

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195143607
eISBN:
9780199893256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195143607.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology

This chapter discusses the biochemical pathways by which spirituality and religious practice exert their influence on health and their implications for medicine, society, and culture. It addresses ... More


Avenues for Future Research

HARVEY JAY COHEN and HAROLD G. KOENIG

in The Link Between Religion and Health: Psychoneuroimmunology and the Faith Factor

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195143607
eISBN:
9780199893256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195143607.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology

This chapter explores avenues for future research in the area of religion, spirituality and psychoneuroimmunology. Recommendations are made based in part on a recent conference at Duke University ... More


Social Context and Other Psychological Influences on the Development of Immunity

Christopher L. Coe and Gabriele R. Lubach

in Emotion, Social Relationships, and Health

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195145410
eISBN:
9780199848201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195145410.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The chapter begins with discussing the mother–infant relationship as an essential factor at play in an offspring's adjustment, maturation, emotional ... More


Interpersonal Relationships and Health: Social and Clinical Psychological Mechanisms

Christopher R. Agnew and Susan C. South

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199936632
eISBN:
9780190223250
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936632.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This book considers theoretical and empirical issues relevant to understanding the social and clinical psychological mechanisms linking close relationship processes with mental and physical health ... More


Relationship Researchers Put the “Psycho” in Psychoneuroimmunology

Timothy J. Loving and Elizabeth Keneski

in Interpersonal Relationships and Health: Social and Clinical Psychological Mechanisms

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199936632
eISBN:
9780190223250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936632.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter provides a brief history of the field of psychoneuroimmunology, with a specific focus on the developments most relevant to close relationship research. The manner in which psychological ... More


From physiology to experience: Enriching existing conceptions of “arousal” in affective science

Giovanna Colombetti and Neil Harrison

in The Interoceptive Mind: From Homeostasis to Awareness

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198811930
eISBN:
9780191850080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198811930.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter examines the notion of “arousal”, an influential notion in affective science referring to the degree of an individual’s “activation” or “excitement” during an emotional state. It ... More


Emergence and development of scientific medicine

Fabrizio Benedetti

in Placebo Effects

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780198843177
eISBN:
9780191879067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843177.003.0002
Subject:
Neuroscience, Techniques

This chapter 2 describes how scientific medicine has evolved over the centuries, representing an important point if we want to investigate the doctor–patient relationship and placebo effects from a ... More


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