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Travis Research Institute

Faith, Religious Support, and Coping

Jeff Bjorck, PhD

NOT ACCEPTING ANY NEW MEMBERS

Office

Psychology Building 133
Fuller Theological Seminary
180 N. Oakland Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101-1714

Email

jbjorck@fuller.edu

Phone

626.584.5530

 

Mission

Research focuses on the impact of both religious support (support perceived from one’s God concept, fellow believers, and religious leaders) and religious coping behaviors with respect to emotional functioning in adults and adolescents.

RECENT RESEARCH

  • Religious Support among Hindus, Muslims, and Christians in India
  • Religious Support and Mental Health in U.S. Military Service Members
  • Religious Support and Mental Health in Catholics vs. Protestants

 

Recent Publications

Laffey, M. E., Bjorck, J. P., & Currier, J. M. (2019). Coping and quality of life in
veterans with chronic posttraumatic stress disorder. Traumatology. 10.1037/2Ftrm0000222

Torrecillas, J., Bjorck, J.P., Kamble, S.V., and Gorsuch, R.L. (2019). Religious support and emotional functioning in India across three major religions. International Journal for the Psychology of Religion. doi: 10.1080/10508619.2019.1614868

Bjorck, J. P., Kim, G. S., Cunha, D. A., and Braese, R. W. (2019). Assessing Religious Support in Adolescence: Validation of the Multi-Faith Religious Support Scale-Adolescent (MFRSS-A). Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 11, 22-31. doi: 10.1037/rel0000140

Bjorck, J. P. (2016). Richard Lee Gorsuch: Scholar, Pastor, and Peace Ambassador. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 8, 263-264.
doi: 10.1037/rel0000117

Lazar, A., and Bjorck, J. P. (2016). Religious support and psychological well-being: Gender differences among religious Jewish Israelis. Mental Health, Religion, and Culture, 19, 393-407. doi: 10.1080/13674676.2016.1207160.

Lazar, A., and Bjorck, J.P. (2016). Gender Differences in the Structure and Perception of Religious Support. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 8, 235-243. doi: 10.1037/rel0000032

Yi, G. H., and Bjorck, J. P. (2014). Religious Support and Psychological Functioning in Korean American Protestant Christians. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 6, 44-52. doi: 10.1037/a0034417

People

Faculty and Principal investigator

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Jeffrey P. Bjorck

Senior Professor of Psychology (retired)

BA, COLGATE UNIVERSITY
MA, PHD, UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE

Students

Christopher Engelmann

Christopher Engelmann is a 2021 PhD graduate. His research interests involved examining religious support in college students and its effect on emotional functioning. His master’s project focused on the effects of religious support on adolescents transitioning to college, while his dissertation is primarily looking at religious support in college students, denominational differences, and the scale’s psychometric properties.

Christopher Engelmann

Chris was awarded for having the best quantitative study research poster at the 2019 Division 36 Mid-Year Conference, coauthored with Jeff Bjorck, PhD, and Cameron Lee, PhD

Kerilynn Adams

Kerilynn Adams is a fifth-year PhD student. Her research interests include forms of relational support and their impact on psychological functioning and recovery from adversity.

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Contact Us
Staff

Jim Cummings, MDiv, MA
Research Administrator
jamescummings2@fuller.edu

Office Hours

Monday–Friday
8 am–5 pm

Address

Room 326
180 N. Oakland Ave

Pasadena, CA 91182