Patty Van Cappellen

Patty Van Cappellen

Research Scientist

Overview

I am a social psychologist interested in the affective and motivational determinants and consequences of religious/spiritual practices and beliefs. I am also active in the domains of happiness/positive psychology, meditation, health behavior maintenance, and intergroup relations. See my Belief, Affect, and Behavior Lab webpage for more information. I am the Director of the Interdisciplinary Behavioral Research Center (IBRC).

Van Cappellen, Patty, et al. “Beyond Mere Compliance to Authoritative Figures: Religious Priming Increases Conformity to Informational Influence Among Submissive People.” International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, vol. 21, no. 2, Informa UK Limited, Mar. 2011, pp. 97–105. Crossref, doi:10.1080/10508619.2011.556995. Full Text

Saroglou, Vassilis, et al. ““Speak, Lord, Your Servant Is Listening”: Religious Priming Activates Submissive Thoughts and Behaviors.” International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, vol. 19, no. 3, Informa UK Limited, June 2009, pp. 143–54. Crossref, doi:10.1080/10508610902880063. Full Text

Van Cappellen, Patty, and Vassilis Saroglou. “Awe activates religious and spiritual feelings and behavioral intentions.Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, vol. 4, no. 3, American Psychological Association (APA), pp. 223–36. Crossref, doi:10.1037/a0025986. Full Text

Van Cappellen, Patty. “Rethinking self-transcendent positive emotions and religion: Insights from psychological and biblical research.Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, vol. 9, no. 3, American Psychological Association (APA), pp. 254–63. Crossref, doi:10.1037/rel0000101. Full Text

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