Presentations on Health, Religion and Spirituality by Staff and Affiliated Scholars

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Introduction to the Center for the Study of Health, Religion, and Spirituality
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Fruits of the Spirit: Correlates of Altruism in College Students
This was a talk given at the Conference: Scientific and Religious Perspectives on Altruism in June 2003. It presents a series of studies on correlates of altruism in college students.
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Identifying Mediators of the Relationship Between Religiousness/Spirituality and Alcohol Use
This was a talk given at the Fetzer Institute in 2003 during a meeting of grantees from the Fetzer/NIAAA alcohol and spirituality project. It presents some of the path models from our results up to that point.
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Structural Validity of Spiritual and Religious Dimensions in Relation to Alcohol Use
This was a talk given at the meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine in March, 2003. It presents the results of a factor analysis of 29 measures of Religiousness and Spirituality, as well as data on the relationship of those dimensions to alcohol use and problems in college students.
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Religion and Spirituality in College Students: Separate Dimensions with Unique and Common Correlates
This was a talk given at the 14th Annual Institute on College Student Values Conference on February 6, 2004. The topic of the conference was: Soul Searching: Trends and Patterns in College Student Spirituality. The slides cover our research on dimensions of religiousness and spirituality, how those dimensions may change over time, and correlates of the dimensions.
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Care Provider’s Role in Addressing Spiritual and Religious Concerns in Cancer Patients
This was a talk given at the 25th Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine on March 25, 2004, as part of a symposium with Dr. Carl Thoresen and Dr. Carlo DiClemente. The talk presents some information about a the OASIS project, a brief physician delivered spirituality intervention, as well as how our research on dimensions of R/S in college students has informed our attempts to understand the effects of the physician intervention.
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