Kenneth Pargament Lecture: Sacred Matters: Implications of Spirituality for Health and Well-Being

DateApril 17, 2013
Time3:30 - 5:00 pm
LocationKayser Auditorium
Baylor University
Waco, TX
DescriptionKenneth I. Pargament, professor of clinical psychology at Bowling Green
State University, will  define spirituality in terms of a basic human
yearning for the sacred, a motivation that cannot
be fully reduced to other psychological, social, and physical factors. 
I will examine empirical literature which suggests that:  (l)  people
are motivated to preserve and protect what they hold sacred; (2) the
sacred is a resource to people, particularly in stressful circumstances;
(3) the sacred is linked with powerful spiritual emotions and
psychosocial benefits; (4) the search for the sacred can take
destructive paths.  I will conclude by considering recent efforts to
integrate spirituality more fully into our efforts to improve the human



• Ken Pargament Lecture (free)


04/17/2013 3:30 PM

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