The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology and Religion

ISBN : 9780199397747

Tera D. Letzring; Jana S. Spain
400 ページ
178 x 254 mm
Oxford Library of Psychology

The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology and Religion offers a comprehensive and compelling review of research in religious beliefs and practices from an evolutionary perspective on human psychology. The chapters, written by renowned experts on human behavior and religion, explore a number of subtopics within one of three themes: (1) the psychological mechanisms of religion, (2) evolutionary perspectives on the functionality of religion, and (3) evolutionary perspectives on religion and group living. This handbook unites the theoretical and empirical work of leading scholars in the evolutionary, cognitive, and anthropological sciences to produce an extensive and authoritative review of this literature. Its interdisciplinary approach makes it an important resource for a broad spectrum of researchers, graduate students, and advanced undergraduates who are interested in studying the factors and mechanisms that underlie and/or affect religious beliefs and behaviors.


Part I. History, Theory, and Measurement
Chapter 1. The Accuracy of Personality Trait Judgments: An Introduction- Jana S. Spain
Chapter 2. The Realistic Accuracy Model - Tera D. Letzring & David C. Funder
Chapter 3. Social Relations Modeling of Interpersonal Accuracy - Thomas E. Malloy
Chapter 4. Lens and Dual Lens Models - Sarah Osterholz, Simon Breil, Steffen Nestler, & Mitja D. Back
Chapter 5. The Social Accuracy Model - Jeremy C. Biesanz
Part II. Moderators of Accuracy
Chapter 6. Characteristics of the Judge that are Related to Accuracy - Douglas E. Colman
Chapter 7. The Good Target of Personality Judgments - Marie-Catherine Mignault & Lauren J. Human
Chapter 8. Characteristics of Traits that are Related to Accuracy of Personality Judgments - Sheherezade L. Krzyzaniak & Tera D. Letzring
Chapter 9. Information as a Moderator of Accuracy in Personality Judgment - Andrew Beer
Part III. Judging the Self
Chapter 10. The Self-Other Knowledge Asymmetry (SOKA) Model - Kathryn L. Bollich-Ziegler
Chapter 11. The Accuracy of Self-Judgments of Personality - Jana S. Spain
Chapter 12. Figuring Out How Others See Us: The Formation of Accurate Meta-Perceptions - Erika N. Carlson & Norhan Elsaadawy
Part IV. Use of Nonverbal Cues and Other Information in Trait Judgments
Chapter 13. Contributions of Nonverbal Cues to the Accurate Judgment of Personality Traits - Simon Breil, Sarah Osterholz, Steffen Nestler, & Mitja D. Back
Chapter 14. Accuracy of Personality Trait Judgments Based on Environmental and Social Media Cues - Helen J. Wall & Claire Campbell
Chapter 15. The Role of Normative Information in Judgments of Others - Katherine H. Rogers
Chapter 16. The Accuracy of Stereotypes About Personality - Lee Jussim, Sean Stevens, & Nate Honeycutt
Part V. Implications and Applications of Trait Accuracy Research
Chapter 17. Accuracy and Bias of Trait Judgments in Romantic Relationships - Shanhong Luo & David Watson
Chapter 18. Self-Other Agreement on Personality Disorder Symptoms and Traits: Three Meta-Analyses - Joshua R. Oltmanns & Thomas F. Oltmanns
Chapter 19. Trait Accuracy in the Workplace - Melinda C. Blackman
Chapter 20. Training and Improving Accuracy of Personality Trait Judgments - Danielle Blanch-Hartigan & Krista M. Hill Cummings
Part VI.
Chapter 21. Conclusions and Future Directions for the Study of Accurate Personality Judgment - Tera D. Letzring


Tera D. Letzring is a Professor of Psychology and the Director of the Experimental Psychology PhD program at Idaho State University. She earned a PhD in Psychology from the University of California, Riverside in 2005, and a BA in Psychology from the University of Puget Sound in 1999. Dr. Letzring's research focuses on the interpersonal accuracy of judgments of personality, and in particular on the factors that moderate accuracy. Jana S. Spain is a Professor of Psychology at High Point University. She earned her MA and PhD from the University of California, Riverside in 1994 and a BA in Psychology from San Diego State University in 1988. Dr. Spain's research focuses on the link between personality and daily life experience and the accuracy of personality judgments.