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Psych. of Religion, Chapter 5

By Ingrid Hellstrom & Michael Nielsen

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1. High ____ generally do not doubt God or religion, but the institution of the church or others' failure to live up to ideals
9. Generally the less influential parent on an adolescent's religiosity
14. Focuses on the complexity of one's self-concept (2 words)
15. In Marcia's view, the person who has thought seriously about religion and accepted a particular religious ideology has ____ identity status
17. Correlates negatively with religiosity
19. Doub tthat occurs when a person needs to verify statements before accepting them
22. Term Marcia uses to describe the presence or a crisis and lack fo personal investment in a particular identity
26. Perhaps surprisingly, these schools generally appear to have little influence on students' religiosity
27. One way of understanding socialization is through the effect of ____ on a person's attitudes & behaviors
28. Keysar & Kosmin conclude that religion contributes to gender ___
30. Type of doubt characterized by a genearl negative reaction against religion
31. Extent to which children identify with family religion as they grow older (3 words)
34. Assessing the correlation between a child's and a parent's religiosity is called parent-child ____
36. Found to be the most important influence in adolescent religiosity
38. ____ theory suggests that religious commitment compensates for shortcomings in one's life
40. The process by which a culture encourages individuals to accept normative beliefs & behaviors
2. Early studies showed that college tended to ____ religious beliefs of students
3. Using a ____ survey technique, Altemeyer found that one-third of people high in right-wing authoritarianism confessed that they had doubts that they never revealed to anyone.
4. Ozorak's hypothesis that adolescents who are religious become even more religious, and adolescents who are not become even less
5. Studies asking people to identify how influential a parent or other person was rely on people's ____ (2 words)
6. Doubt involving the questioning based on the apparent ineffectiveness of religious rites
7. Organized rebellion against parents by teenagers involving discrepancy between teen & parent attitudes (2 words)
8. Psychologist who developed four identity statuses based on conflict and commitment
10. Positively correlated with religiosity and negatively correlated with religious doubt
11. Of our text's 4 coauthors, the one who has performed the most research on the topics in this chapter
12. Doubt appears to be high during this period of life, but because we have little research examining doubt at other times we should avoid such comparative conclusions
13. Hunsberger & Altemeyer's term for believers who grew up in nonreligious households but who hold to conservative religious beliefs
16. Acknowledgement and tolerance of different perspectives on an issue
18. Abandonment of one's religious faith
20. Reich suggested that this reasoning may develop to help adolescents deal with perceived contradictions of their faith
21. Differentiation and integration characterize cognitive ____
23. Psychologist who found that religiosity dropped off in adolescence around age 14
24. If parents help to influence which groups & individuals their children may encounter, the parents are exerting an ____ influence on their children
25. ____ fundamentalists are more likely to be concerned about the underpinnings of religion in terms of doubt
29. Found to be 2nd-most important influence in adolescent religiosity
32. A basic question concerns whether apostasy is permanent or ____
33. The extent to which differentiated perspectives are linked
35. Despite his five types of religious apostates, no generally-accepted categorization of apostates has developed
37. The influence of parents on children's religiosity is both indirect and ____
39. Psychologist who defined the cause of religious doubt in adolescence as discord between a new fact and previous beliefs