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Religijność a duchowość – różnice i podobieństwa z perspektywy psychologii religii

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Religiousness and spirituality – differences and similarities from the perspective of psychology of religion
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Research currently done in psychology of religion implies existence of a new term “spirituality” which is both related to the concept of religiousness and different from it. The aim of this article is to examine differences and similarities between religiousness and spirituality, and to answer the question whether it is possible to integrate both concepts within methodological issues of psychology of religion. Conducted analyses pointed at differences between religiousness and spirituality e.g. in the scope of the concepts, in their relations with personality, and among references to other spheres of human functioning. At the same time many similarities were discovered that occur on structural and functional levels. Therefore, the optimal solution it to consider religiousness and spirituality as not covering, but overlapping constructs. It implies a postulate of conducting further common research on both concepts which can give us a more precise understanding of connections between psychological functioning of individuals and their relations to the transcendent sphere.
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