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barbara.keller[at]uni-bielefeld.de

Tel.: (0049) (0) 521-106-3240
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Universität Bielefeld
Forschungsstelle Biographische Religionsforschung
Fakultät für Geschichtswissenschaft, Philosophie und Theologie
Postfach 10 01 31
33501 Bielefeld

Dr. Barbara Keller, Dipl.-Psych.

working area

Longitudinal Study of Religious Development in U.S.A. and Germany

Analysis of the Semantics, Psychological and Sociological Correlates and Biographical Contexts of a Self-Attribution
An Empirical-Theological Investigation, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG)

Teaching in psychology of religion, research methods

 

Focus of research:

 

Scientific interests:

  • Development of religion, spirituality and meaning making over the life-span
  • Faith biographies: remembering and the narrative construction of identity
  • Psychotherapy and pastoral care,
  • Women- and gender studies;
  • Occupational development;
  • Integration of qualitative and quantitative methods;
  • Interdisciplinary exploration of spirituality, religion and other ways of constructing meaning in life

 

 

Selected Publications

Books

Streib. H. & Keller, B. (2015). Was bedeutet Spiritualität? Befunde, Analysen und Fallstudien aus Deutschland. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.

Streib, H., Hood, R. W. , Keller, B. , Csöff, M. & Silver, C. (2009) Deconversion. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.

Fowler, J., Streib, H.  & Keller, B. (2004) Manual for Faith Development Research, 2004 Edition.

Keller, B. & Mischau, A.(eds)  (2002). Frauen machen Karriere in Wissenschaft, Wirtschaft und Politik: Chancen nutzen - Barrieren überwinden. Baden - Baden: Nomos.

Keller, B. (1996) Rekonstruktion von Vergangenheit: Vom Umgang der "Kriegsgeneration" mit Lebenserinnerungen (Westdt. Verlag) in Heidelberg

Hoppe-Graff, S. & Keller, B. (1992) (eds) Zimbardo, Psychologie, Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag, 5. Edition.

Essays and individual contributions

Articles in H. Streib and R. W. Hood. (eds) Semantics and Psychology of "Spirituality". A Cross-cultural Analysis. Cham, Heidelberg,  New York, Dordrecht: Springer International Publishing Switzerland, 2016:

Keller, B., Streib, H., Silver, C. F., Klein, C. & Hood, R. W. (2016) “Design, Methods, and Sample Characteristics of the Bielefeld-based Cross-cultural Study of "Spirituality"”. 39-51.

Keller, B., Klein, C., Swhajor-Biesemann, A. & Streib, H. (2016) Who is „spiritual“? In H. Streib and R. W. Hood. (eds) Semantics and Psychology of "Spirituality". 53-67.              

Keller, B., Coleman, T.J. III & Silver, C. F.  (2016) Narrative Reconstruction and Content  Analysis in the Interpretation of “Spiritual” Biographical Trajectories for Case Studies. 251-271.

Keller, B. Hood, R. W., and Streib, H. (2016) “Mapping the Varieties of "Spiritual" Biographies”. Semantics and Psychology of "Spirituality". A Cross-cultural Analysis. 275-280.

Keller, B. & Wollert, M. (2016) “Whether these Gifts are from God, from Buddha, from the Universe, I Do Not Care, I Do Not Care at all…” – Quilt Spiritualities. 319-337.

Keller, B., Streib, H., and Hood, R.W. (2016) “Redrawing the Map: Varieties of "Spiritual", "Religious" and "Secular" Lives”. 373-380.

Keller, B., Durham, M. & Houben, F. (2016) Religion, Spirituality, and Psychological Crisis. 437-456.

Keller, B., Klein, C., Swhajor-Biesemann, A., Silver, C. F. Hood, R. & Streib, H. (2013) The Semantics of "Spirituality" and Related Self-Identifications: A Comparative Study in Germany and the USA. Archive for the Psychology of Religion 35, 71-100.

Keller, B., Klein, C., & Streib, H. (2013) Das Faith Development Interview Zur Exploration von Spiritualität im psychotherapeutischen Setting. Spiritual Care 1, 35-43.

Keller, B. & Streib, H. (2013) Faith Development, Religious Styles and Biographical Narratives: Methodological Perspectives. Journal of Empirical Theology 26, 1-21

Keller, B., Klein, C., Hood, R. W. & Streib, H. (2013). Deconversion and religious or spiritual transformation. In S. Heine H. & Westerink (Eds.), Constructs of Meaning and Religious Transformation . Vienna: V&R Unipress.

Klein, C., Keller, B. & Traunmüller, R. (in press) Sind Frauen tatsächlich grundsätzlich religiöser als Männer? Internationale und interreligiöse Befunde auf Basis des Religionsmonitors 2008

Streib, H., Hood, R. W. , Keller, B. , Csöff, M. & Silver, C. (2009) Deconversion. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.

Keller, B. (2009) Weibliche Entwicklung 50+: Herausforderungen, Hemmnisse, Hoffnungen aus psychodynamischer Perspektive. In: C Kramer & B. Blättel-Mink (eds) Doing Aging - Weibliche Perspektiven des Älterwerdens. Baden-Baden: Nomos 69-77.

Keller, B. (2008) Toward a multidimensional conception of faith development: Deconversion narratives in biographical context. In J. Belzen & A. Geels (eds) (Auto)biography and the psychological study of religious lives. Amsterdam, New York: Rodopi 75-93.

Keller, B. (2008) Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie. In Myers: Psychologie. Heidelberg: Springer 885-937.

Krauss, S. W., Streib, H., Keller, B. & Silver, C. (2006) Authoritarianism and Fundamentalism: The Distinction between Authoritarianism and Fundamentalism in Three Cultures: Factor Analysis and Personality Correlates. Archiv für Religionspsychologie, 28, 341-348.

J. Fowler, H. Streib & B. Keller (2004) Manual for Faith Development Research, 2004 Edition.

Streib, H. & Keller, B. (2004) The Variety of Deconversion Experiences: Contours of a Concept in Respect to Empirical Research. Archiv für Religionspsychologie 26, 181-200.

Keller, B. (2003). Gedächtnisse und Erinnerungen: Psychologische Perspektiven. Handlung, Kultur, Interpretation, Interdisziplinäres Themenheft (eds N. Pethes & J. Ruchatz).

Keller, B. (2002) Personal identity and social discontinuity: On memories of the "war generation" in former West Germany. In J. D. Webster & B. Haight (eds.): Critical Advances in Reminiscence. From Theory to Application. New York etc.: Springer Verlag.

 

CV

2008 -2009 Psychotherapist at the center for psychotraumatology, Alexianer Krankenhaus, Krefeld

2005-2007 Psychotherapeutic internship at Rheinklinik in Bad Honnef, psychoanalytic training at the Ambulanz des Instituts für Psychotherapie und Psychoanalyse im Rheinland e.V. (IPR)

2002-2005 Research associate at the Research Center for Biographical Studies of Contempoary Religion of Bielefeld University (Bielefeld Deconversion Studies)

2000-2002 Dresden / TU / Department of developmental psychology/ life span development.

1997-2000 Lectureship at Cologne Univesity;

1999-2000, project with autistic young adults, Stadt Köln.

1994-1995 Research Assistant in "Aging survey" , dept. of psychogerontology, Nijmegen in the Netherlands.

Doctorate (1996) in Heidelberg Rekonstruktion von Vergangenheit: Vom Umgang der "Kriegsgeneration" mit Lebenserinnerungen ("Reconstruction" of the Past - How the "War Generation" looks back) (Westdt. Verlag)

1991-1994 Research project on the psychological aspects of housing conditions of elderly women in the city. Grant-aided by the Ministerium für Familie, Frauen, Weiterbildung und Kunst, Stuttgart.

 

Membership

  • Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (SSSR)
  • International Association for the Psychology of Religion (IAPR)
  • GermanAssociation for Psychoanalysis, PsychotherapyandDepth Psychology; "Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychoanalyse, Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik und Tiefenpsychologie" (DGPT)
  • Psychotherapeutenkammer NRW
  • Founding member of the "Heidelberger Institut für Interdisziplinäre Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung" e. V., http://www.hifi-heidelberg.de
  • Member of the scientific advisory board of the Deutsche Stiftung Frauen- und Geschlechterforscung, Heidelberg
  • Member of WISE (Women´s International Studies Europe)


 
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