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Streib, H. & Klein, C. "Religious styles predict xenophobia and xenosophia: A study of German adolescents with the Religious Schema Scale." In press in the INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR THE PSYCHOLOGY OF RELIGION (Authors' Original Manuscript). [pdf]
Streib, Heinz, Ralph W., Jr. Hood, and Constantin Klein. “The Religious Schema Scale: Construction and Initial Validation of a Quantitative Measure for Religious Styles”. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR THE PSYCHOLOGY OF RELIGION 20.3 (2010): 151 - 172. [pdf]
2006. "Strangeness in Inter-Religious Classroom Communication: Research on the 'Gift-to-the-Child' Material", in: Bates, Dennis, Durka, Gloria & Schweitzer, Friedrich (Eds.): Religion, Reconciliation and Inclusion in a Pluralistic World. Essays in Religious Education and Practical Theology in Honour of John M. Hull [pdf]
2005. "Wie finden interreligiöse Lernprozesse statt bei Kindern, Jugendlichen und Erwachsenen?", in: Schreiner, Peter, Elsenbast, Volker & Sieg, Ursula (Eds.): Handbuch Interreligiöses Lernen, Gütersloh: Gütersloher Verlagshaus [pdf]
2005. "Inter-Religious Negotiations: A New Developmental Perspective." (Paper presented at the International Symposium of Values and Value Education in Istanbul, Nov 27, 2004; to be published in English and in Turkish in a volume of contributions to the International Symposium of Values and Education) [pdf]
2001. "Inter-Religious Negotiations: Case Studies on Students' Perception of and Dealing with Religious Diversity" (in: Heimbrock, Hans-Günter, Scheilke, Christoph Th. & Schreiner, Peter, Eds.: Towards Religious Competence. Diversity as a Challenge for Education in Europe, Münster: Comenius-Institut, 129-149) [pdf]
Investigation in the implicit and explicit attitudes, religious schemata, cultural and biographical predispositions and their effects on inter-religious relations in Germany.
This project investigates, in cross-religious – and hopefully later cross-cultural – comparison, xenophobic and xenosophic attitudes using implicit, explicit and biographical-reconstructive research instruments. Religious schemata are assessed, which are hypothesized to function as mediators for xenophobic and xenosophic attitudes. Special attention deserve the psychological, sociological and biographical contexts as correlates and predictors of xenophobia and xenosophia. 1,000 persons in Germany participate in an Internet-based study in which latent prejudice toward other religions is investigated by a reaction time experiment, the Abrahamitic Religions Xenophobia Test. In this online-study, also a questionnaire will be included with scales for explicit xenophobic attitudes, for psychological and sociological predispositions, and for religious attitudes, centrality of religion and religious schemata. Out of the sample, a subsample of n=30 will be invited to participate in a personal interview which attends to biography, faith development and wisdom-related performance. Since the concept of ‘xenosophia’ has been developed in philosophy of religion, theology and religious education, results of the study are supposed to inspire new ideas in practical theology, pastoral care and counseling, and in religious education. In wider perspective, the relation of predictors, mediators and xenophobic, resp. xenosophic attitudes opens new perspectives on the relation of religion and violence, and on intervention options in respective praxis fields.
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