Year: 1971 Source: Review of Religious Research, v.12, no.3, (Spring 1971), p.165-176 SIEC No: 19901095

The notion that there is a positive association between psychopathology & religious commitment is old but it seems unlikely to be true on logical & theoretical grounds. An assessment of the relevant empirical literature reveals that, while many of the studies have been of low quality, the weight of findings is AGAINST the proposition. A variety of new systematic data are presented. These suggest that the proposition is not only false, but the OPPOSITE of the truth. 27 refs