ACADEMIC BOOKS

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Yaden, D. B., Zhao, Y., Peng, K., & Newberg, A. B. (2020). Rituals and Practices in World Religions. Springer.

This book catalogs rituals and practices in world religions for future scientific research and to improve clinical understanding. One of the main aims was to expand the contemporary scientific and scholarly discourse beyond Mindfulness and Yoga.

An interview about this book for the University of Pennsylvania News: Link

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Yaden, D. B., McCall, T. D., & Ellens, J. H. (Eds.). (2015). Being Called: Scientific, Secular, and Sacred Perspectives: Scientific, Secular, and Sacred Perspectives. ABC-CLIO.

This book provides a scientific perspective on a topic that is usually relegated to discussions in religious contexts. Psychologists, neuroscientists, and scholars provide interdisciplinary perspectives on feeling ‘called’ to a particular life path or vocation.

Notable Contributors: Martin Seligman, Amy Wrzesniewski, Cosimo Urgesi

An article about this book for The Wall Street Journal: Link

ACADEMIC ARTICLES

 

Cultural Differences in Tweeting about Drinking Across the US

Giorgi, S., Yaden, D. B., Eichstaedt, J. C., Ashford, R. D., Buffone, A. E., Schwartz, H. A., … & Curtis, B. (2020). Cultural Differences in Tweeting about Drinking Across the US. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(4), 1125.

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Interpersonal Awe: Exploring the Social Domain of Awe Elicitors

Graziosi, M., & Yaden, D. (2019). Interpersonal awe: Exploring the social domain of awe elicitors. The Journal of Positive Psychology, 1-9.

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Effect of a one-week spiritual retreat on dopamine and serotonin transporter binding: A preliminary study

Newberg, A. B., Wintering, N., Yaden, D. B., Zhong, L., Bowen, B., Averick, N., & Monti, D. A. (2017). Effect of a one-week spiritual retreat on dopamine and serotonin transporter binding: a preliminary study. Religion, Brain & Behavior, 1-14.

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The noetic quality: A multi-method exploratory study

Yaden, D. B., Le Nguyen, K. D., Kern, M. L., Wintering, N. A., Eichstaedt, J. C., Schwartz, H. A., … & Newberg, A. B. (2017). The noetic quality: A multimethod exploratory study. Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice, 4(1), 54.

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The potential of virtual reality for the investigation of awe

Chirico, A., Yaden, D. B., Riva, G., & Gaggioli, A. (2016). The Potential of Virtual Reality for the Investigation of Awe. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 1766. http://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01766

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Neuroscience fiction as Eidola: Social reflection and neuroethical obligations in depictions of neuroscience in film

Wurzman, R., Yaden, D., & Giordano, J. (2016). Neuroscience Fiction as Eidolá: Social Reflection and Neuroethical Obligations in Depictions of Neuroscience in Film. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, 1-21.

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Of roots and fruits: A comparison of psychedelic and nonpsychedelic mystical experiences

Yaden, D, B., Le Nguyen, K. D., Kern, M. L., Belser, A. B., Eichstaedt, J. C., Iwry, J., … & Newberg, A. B. (2016). Of roots and fruits: A comparison of psychedelic and nonpsychedelic mystical experiences. Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 0022167816674625.

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Women are warmer but no less assertive than men: Gender and language on Facebook

Park, G., Yaden, D. B., Schwartz, H. A., Kern, M. L., Eichstaedt, J. C., Kosinski, M., … & Seligman, M. E. (2016). Women are Warmer but No Less Assertive than Men: Gender and Language on Facebook. PloS one, 11(5), e0155885.

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The overview effect: Awe and self-transcendent experience in spaceflight

Yaden, D. B., Iwry, J., Slack, K. J., Eichstaedt, J. C., Zhao, Y., Vaillant, G. E., & Newberg, A. B. (2016). The overview effect: Awe and self-transcendent experience in space flight. Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice3(1), 1-11.

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The language of ineffability: Linguistic analysis of mystical experiences

Yaden, D. B., Eichstaedt, J. C., Schwartz, H. A., Kern, M. L., Le Nguyen, K. D., Wintering, N. A., … & Newberg, A. B. (2016). The language of ineffability: Linguistic analysis of mystical experiences. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 8(3), 244.

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A case series study of the neurophysiological effects of altered states of mind during intense Islamic prayer

Newberg, A. B., Wintering, N. A., Yaden, D. B., Waldman, M. R., Reddin, J., & Alavi, A. (2015). A case series study of the neurophysiological effects of altered states of mind during intense Islamic prayer. Journal of Physiology-Paris, 109(4), 214-220.

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ACADEMIC CHAPTERS

Awe: A Self-Transcendent and Sometimes Transformative Emotion

Chirico, A., & Yaden, D. B. (2018). Awe: a self-transcendent and sometimes transformative emotion. In The function of emotions (pp. 221-233). Springer.

The Neurobiology of Meditation and Stress Reduction

Newberg, A. B., & Yaden, D. B. (2018). The Neurobiology of Meditation and stress Reduction. Integrative Psychiatry and Brain Health, 97.

The Interaction of Religion and Health

Yaden, D. B., & Newberg, A. B. (2018). The Interaction of Religion and Health. Integrative Psychiatry and Brain Health, 118.

Neuroscience and religion: Surveying the field

Yaden, D. B., Iwry, J., & Newberg, A. B. (2016). Neuroscience and Religion: Surveying the Field. In Clements (Ed.) MacMillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks on Religion: The Brain, Cognition, and Culture.

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Secularism and the science of well-being

Yaden, D. B., Iwry, J., Smith, E. E., & Pawelski, J. O. (2017). Secularism and the science of well-being. In Zuckerman, P., & Shook, J. (Eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Secularism.

Road to Damascus moments: Calling experiences as prospective epiphanies

Yaden, D. B., & Newberg, A. B. (2015). Road to Damascus moments: Calling experiences as prospective epiphanies. In Yaden, D. B., McCall, T., & Ellens, J. H. (Eds.). Being Called: Secular, Scientific, and Sacred Perspectives. Westport, CT: Praeger.

Psychoactive stimulation and psychoactive substances: Ethical and conceptual considerations

Yaden, D. B., Anderson, D. A., Mattar, M., & Newberg, A. B. (2015). Psychoactive stimulation and psychoactive substances: Ethical and conceptual considerations. In J. H. Ellens & T. J. Roberts (Eds.) Psychedelic Policy Quagmire: Health, Law, Freedom, and Society. Westport, CT: Praeger.

A new means for perennial ends: Self-transcendent experiences & direct neural stimulation

Yaden, D. B., & Newberg, A. B. (2014). A new means for perennial ends: Self-transcendent experiences & direct neural stimulation. In J. H. Ellens (Ed.), Seeking the Sacred with Psychoactive Substances. Westport, CT: Praeger.

OTHER BOOK CHAPTERS

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Constantinou, T., O’brien, P., & Yaden, D. B. (Eds.) (2013). Genesis. Reykjavik, Iceland: Paradigm Publishing.

Notable contributor: Noam Chomsky

POPULAR PRESS ARTICLES

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Yaden, D. B. (2015). The future of spirituality. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-bryce-yaden/the-future-of-spirituality_b_7235490.html, Huffington Post.

Yaden, D. B. (2014). Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation Technology: A New Dawn In Neuroscience. http://www.bioinnovationethics.com/brain-stimulation.html , The Academy of Medical Ethics and Bio-Innovation.

Yaden, D. B. (2014). In ‘E Pluribus Unum’ We Trust: Congressional Concerns, Positive Psych, & Our Nation’s Motto [ http://appliedsentience.com/2014/02/21/in-e-pluribus-unum-we-trust-a-positive-psychologists-take-our-national-anthem/#more-1282 ], Applied Sentience.

Yaden, D. B. (2014). “Our Modern Mysticism”. In Constantinou, T., O’brien, P. & Yaden, D. B. (Eds.). Genesis. Reykjavik, Iceland: Paradigm Publishing.

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