Mahurin Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects


Philosophy and Religion

Document Type



This paper presents a survey of research on the role of religion in the psychology of coping with lifestyle changes and traumatic life events. Specifically, it offers a comprehensive literature review concerning individual differences in religious coping, styles of religious coping, the use of religious coping strategies by older adults, the role of religion in coping with illness, and the role of religion in coping with death. Published literature suggests that religious coping strategies are used frequently and by all types of people in dealing with problems. Suggestions for future research and a personal statement concerning religious coping are also presented.

Advisor(s) or Committee Chair

Dr. Sam McFarland


Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms | Religion