Data for payment:
Polskie Towarzystwo Psychologii Religii
Adress: ul. Mickiewicza 16/8, 80-425 Gdańsk
Bank name: Bank Pekao SA
Branch: Oddział 2 w Gdańsku, Garncarska 23
Account no for international transfers (IBAN):
PL25 1240 1268 1111 0010 5435 3892
Account no for internal payment in Poland:
25 1240 1268 1111 0010 5435 3892
Title: PTPRiD Conference fee (name and surname)
Please stay in touch for the news on the website.
We are to inform that the deadline of submissions has been extended till 21 February 2016.
Thank you for submitting proposals, and stay in touch for the conference news.
Indiana University South Bend
Visually oriented language is a part of many prayers: “Prayer helps me see God’s plan more clearly.” In this presentation, we explore links between how people engage spirituality via prayer and how they literally see the world around them. We hypothesized, for instance, that people with prayers focused on personal concerns would photograph “close-ups” or self-referential material; those who prayed mostly for others would return photos containing substantial numbers of people and other-referential material. As part of a larger investigation of prayer, participants (N = 120) each were given a digital camera for 1 week. They were asked to photograph sights they deemed “spiritually or prayerfully important.” Upon completion, participants verbally described each picture. Photos (approximately 2300) were hand coded by two independent researchers. Results support our expectations and suggest novel ways to use visual stimuli to address conflict resolution in spiritual settings by having people “see through the other person’s spectacles.”
Professor in Psychology of Religion at Uppsasla Unviersity, Sweden;
Visiting Professor in Public Health, at Umeå Medical School, Sweden;
Research director of the Public Mental Health Promotion and Existential Health Area, Innlandet Hospital Trust, Norway