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  • 1.
    Lindgren, Tomas
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies.
    The narrative construction of Muslim identity: A single case study2004In: Archive for the Psychology of Religion/ Archiv für Religionspsychologie, ISSN 0084-6724, E-ISSN 1573-6121, p. 51-73Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 2. Lloyd, Christina Sophia
    et al.
    af Klinteberg, Britt
    DeMarinis, Valerie
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Family Medicine. Uppsala university, Sweden; Innlandet Hospital Trust, Norway.
    An Assessment of Existential Worldview Function among Young Women at Risk for Depression and Anxiety-A Multi-Method Study2017In: Archive for the Psychology of Religion/ Archiv für Religionspsychologie, ISSN 0084-6724, E-ISSN 1573-6121, Vol. 39, no 2, p. 165-203Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Increasing rates of psychiatric problems like depression and anxiety among Swedish youth, predominantly among females, are considered a serious public mental health concern. Multiple studies confirm that psychological as well as existential vulnerability manifest in different ways for youths in Sweden. This multi-method study aimed at assessing existential worldview function by three factors: 1) existential worldview, 2) ontological security, and 3) self-concept, attempting to identify possible protective and risk factors for mental ill-health among female youths at risk for depression and anxiety. The sample comprised ten females on the waiting list at an outpatient psychotherapy clinic for teens and young adults. Results indicated that both functional and dysfunctional factors related to mental health were present, where the quality and availability of significant interpersonal relations seemed to have an important influence. Examples of both an impaired worldview function and a lack of an operating existential worldview were found. Psychotherapeutic implications are discussed.

  • 3.
    Lundmark, Mikael
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies.
    Religious objects and the coping process: case studies on prayer cloths as transitional objects in religious coping2015In: Archive for the Psychology of Religion/ Archiv für Religionspsychologie, ISSN 0084-6724, E-ISSN 1573-6121, Vol. 37, no 1, p. 54-83Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This study addresses the psychological functions of physical religious objects in religious coping by presenting case studies on the use of prayer cloths. The cases are selected from a qualitative, in-depth interview study among Swedish practising Christians suffering from cancer, on religious experiences and expressions that serve in the process of coping with a life situation changed by the disease. It is argued that current psychological theories on coping and religion lack tools for understanding the role of physical religious objects in the process of religious coping. A theoretical framework that remedies this problem is suggested and applied to the case studies. The key feature of the theoretical framework is that it modifies and extends the coping theory of Kenneth Pargament by drawing on resources from object relations theory, especially the concept of "transitional object". The results suggests that the creation and/or handling of transitional objects is a reconstructing or preserving coping method, and that prayer cloths function as transitional objects when they (a) facilitate transition/movement between the inner subjective world and the outer objective world by being charged with significance, and (b) function as a coping tool for conserving this significance.

  • 4.
    Lundmark, Mikael
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies.
    The Bible as coping tool: Its use and psychological functions in a sample of practicing Christians living with cancer2019In: Archive for the Psychology of Religion/ Archiv für Religionspsychologie, ISSN 0084-6724, E-ISSN 1573-6121, Vol. 41, no 2, p. 141-158Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This study addresses the Bible as a coping tool in a sample of Swedish practising Christians living with cancer, gathered through a qualitative, in-depth interview study, on religious experiences and expressions that serve in the process of coping with a life situation changed by the disease. Through content analyses, and case studies combining tools from Pargament’s coping theory with, above all, role theory, it is shown that the Bible is a part of the coping process for approximately half of the informants. Furthermore, the Bible plays very different roles in the coping process, even for one single person. In the analyzed material, two different ways of using the Bible in the coping process occurs: Biblical passages as bearer of meaning for the informants, and the actual reading as such of the Bible. The former with two different functions in the coping process: (a) in the Biblical passages, see a direct appeal from God to the individual on a personal level and (b) a specific character in a Bible passage serves as an object of identification for the informant. In the coping process, the Bible provides coping tools for the identified coping methods meditative reading, role taking, and (re)interpretation of biblical passages (motivated by a religious tradition). As such, it mainly serves within the framework of the preserving comprehensive coping method. It is also shown that there are changes in the use of the Bible in connection with the changed life situation, as a result of the disease.

  • 5.
    Lundmark, Mikael
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies.
    When Mrs B met Jesus during radiotherapy: a single case study of a christic vision : psychological prerequisites and functions and considerations on narrative methodology2010In: Archive for the Psychology of Religion/ Archiv für Religionspsychologie, ISSN 0084-6724, E-ISSN 1573-6121, Vol. 32, no 1, p. 27-68Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This study analyses a Christic vision, perceived by a woman during a radiotherapy session against  her cervix cancer. A detailed description of the vision is presented based on a photographic documentation of the radiotherapy room, a painting of the vision made by the visionary herself and narratives, retold two weeks after the vision, and again, one year later. Perceptual, social, and psychodynamic psychological theories are used to analyze the psychological prerequisites of the vision. It is shown that the vision is, in psychological terms, an illusion rather than a hallucination. Different possible origin mechanisms to the vision are discussed as well as why the vision is attributed to Jesus. The psychological function of the vision is analyzed with regard to the visionary's religious behavior and the role of this experience in coping with the cancer disease. It is argued that the visionary's religious commitment is being strengthened and that the vision functions as a catalyst for already formed religious coping mechanisms. It also initiates at least one new kind of religious coping mechanism in the visionary's coping system. A critical discussion of methods in research concerning narratives of religious experiences is done in the light of the results of the analyses undertaken in this paper where some problems with deep interviews conducted at one point in time is highlighted. This kind of data collection appears more fragile when attempting to explain a phenomenon in terms of cause and events (in this case: the psychological prerequisites of the vision) than when trying to understand a phenomenon (in this case: the psychological function of the vision).

  • 6.
    Salander, Pär
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Giving Nicknames to Colleagues Does not Belong to Ethics in the Scientific Community2013In: Archive for the Psychology of Religion/ Archiv für Religionspsychologie, ISSN 0084-6724, E-ISSN 1573-6121, Vol. 35, no 1, p. 147-148Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 7.
    Salander, Pär
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    The Emperor's new clothes: Spirituality: a concept based on questionable ontology and circular findings2012In: Archive for the Psychology of Religion/ Archiv für Religionspsychologie, ISSN 0084-6724, E-ISSN 1573-6121, Vol. 34, no 1, p. 17-32Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    ‘Spirituality’ is an old word which throughout history has been given different meanings. Overthe last two decades, it has successively become an increasingly frequent concept in scientificstudies, none the least in psychosocial oncology. Advocates of ‘spirituality’ regard it as a humandimension and state that since all humans have ‘spiritual needs’ it is urgent to develop ‘spiritualcare’. With the focus on recent publications, this article critically scrutinizes aspects of scientificsoundness in this growing research tradition, foremost problems of the lack of conceptual clarityand reliance on interconnected instruments that imply circular findings. It is concluded that theconcept adds more confusion than clarity if it is not put into a meaningful theoretical and culturalcontext, and subsequently it is important to guard against preconceptions and vague meaningsin this research field.

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