Scientific Bibliography

  1. Abernethy, A. D. (Ed.). (2008). Worship that changes lives: Multidisciplinary and congregational perspectives on spiritual transformation. Baker Academic.​

  2. Amit, E., Algom, D., Trope, Y., & Liberman, N. (2009). “thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image”: The distance dependence of representation. In D. Markman, W. Klein, & J. Suhr (Eds.), Handbook of imagination and mental simulation (pp. 53–68). New York: Taylor and Francis.

  3. Alcorta, C., & Sosis, R. (2005). Ritual, emotion, and sacred symbols: the evolution of religion as an adaptive complex. Human Nature, 16, 323-359. 

  4. Chaves, M. (2004). Congregations in America. Harvard University Press.

  5. Graham, J., & Haidt, J. (2010). Beyond beliefs: Religions bind individuals into moral communities. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 14(1), 140-150. 

  6. Newberg, A. (2018). The Rabbi's Brain: Mystics, Moderns, and the Science of Jewish Thinking. Turner Publishing Company.

  7. Newberg, A. (2018) Neurotheology: How Science Can Enlighten Us About Spirituality.  Columbia University Press.

  8. Van Cappellen, P., & Rimé, B. (2014). Positive emotions and self-transcendence. In V. Saroglou (Ed.), Religion, personality, and social behavior (pp. 123-145). New York, NY: Psychology Press.

  9. Van Cappellen, P., Fredrickson, B. L., Saroglou, V., & Corneille, O. (2017). Religiosity and the motivation for social affiliationPersonality and Individual Differences, 113, 24-31. 

  10. Wiltermuth, S. S., & Heath, C. (2009). Synchrony and cooperation. Psychological Science, 20, 1-5. 

  11. Witvliet, J. D. (2003). Worship seeking understanding: windows into Christian practice. Baker Books.

  12. Zou, X., Yin, K., & Lu, L. (2018). Collective rituals promote cohesion: Based on action, emotion, and memory. Advances in Psychological Science, 26(5), 939-950.