Chernov A.Yu., Bulanova I.S. The integration of psychological theories in explaining religious experience

Chernov A.Yu.
Candidate of pedagogical sciences, Associate Professor, Head of Department of Psychology, Volgograd State University This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Bulanova I.S.
Assistant, Department of Psychology, Volgograd State University This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Summary: In the article the author’s understanding of integration of psychological theories in an explanation of a phenomenon of religious experience is revealed. Integration of theoretical positions of various psychological schools for an explanation of prominent aspects of religious experience is possible under condition of existence of problem space, and also a certain model for integration. As such model the dialogical model is offered. The admissibility and borders of integration of psychological explanations of religious experience is defined. Functional definition of religion from the point of view of an existential problematics is made. Dialogue between is existential-humanistic psychology and psychoanalysis in the mechanism description of religious experience is conceded productive.
Key words: religion, religious experience, integration of psychological theories, dialogical model of integration, the is existential-humanistic approach, psychoanalysis, the religiousness mechanism as transcendental.
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