We looked at the relationship between religious and spiritual (RS) salience (similar to RS commitment) and three measures of psychosocial functioning in a sample of Danielsen clients. Our key question was whether client humility would moderate or alter the relationship between RS and functioning, which it did. For clients with at least a moderate level […]
In, Humility, Forgiveness, and Emerging Adult Female Romantic Relationships, a study published in the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, Chance Bell, Ph.D., along with Frank Fincham, Ph.D., examined a burgeoning topic in family therapy, humility. In their cross-sectional study they examined the relationships among humility, self-forgiveness, partner-forgiveness, and relationship satisfaction in a sample of […]
As part of a 16 study major research project on humility in leaders, we are investigating Humility in Religious Leaders. This research is funded by a generous grant from the John Templeton Foundation.
In collaboration with Dr. Shanmukh Kamble at Karnatak University (Dharwad, India), we are investigating how character strengths and virtues (e.g., humility, forgiveness) and satisfaction in intimate relationships are interrelated. Research indicates these character strengths and virtues are important pieces to satisfying romantic relationships; however, research in this area remains relatively unexplored in non-Western samples such […]
Findings from one of the studies of Humility in Religious Leaders will be published in the Journal of Religion and Health. In this study of humility and well-being among established religious leaders (3 years or more; N=274) from the Abrahamic faiths. We found support for the Relational Spirituality Model with (a) differentiation of self and (b) […]
BU Today featured Steven Sandage, Ph.D., and Director of the Center for the Study of Religion and Psychology at BU’s Danielsen Insitute, in an article, Studying the Benefit of Humility, where he discussed research being conducted on humility in religious leaders.