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Beyond belief

journal contribution
posted on 03.12.2012, 09:37 by John Cromby
Psychology, including health psychology, frequently invokes the concept of belief but almost never defines it. Drawing upon scholarship associated with the ‘affective turn’, this paper argues that belief might usefully be understood as a structure of socialised feeling, contingently allied to discursive practices and positions. This conceptualisation is explained, and its implications for health psychology discussed with respect to research on religiosity and spirituality and debates about the value of social cognition models such as the Theory of Planned Behaviour.

History

School

  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Citation

CROMBY, J., 2012. Beyond belief. Journal of Health Psychology, 17 (7), pp.943-957.

Publisher

© Sage

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publication date

2012

Notes

This article is closed access until 4th September 2013. It was published in the Journal of Health Psychology [© Sage]: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1359105312448866

ISSN

1359-1053

eISSN

1461-7277

Language

en

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