Kenneth Pargament

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Professor Emeritus of Psychology

  • PhD, Clinical-Community Psychology, University of Maryland
  • MA, Psychology, University of Maryland
  • BA, Psychology, University of Maryland

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Pargament's nationally and internationally known research addresses religious beliefs and health. He also studies the process by which people create perceptions about the sanctity of aspects of their life activities and the beneficial effects of "sanctification" for individual and interpersonal well-being. A strong emphasis on this work is how individuals and couples "sanctify" their marriage and how that sanctification is a strong predictor of marital quality and stability. Dr. Pargament was recognized with the 2012 National Samaritan award and won the 2000 Virginia Staudt Sexton Mentoring Award from the American Psychological Association. His primary research interests include...

  • Religion
  • Stress and Coping
  • Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy

Working Papers