Travis Research Institute
Psychology Building 133
Fuller Theological Seminary
180 N. Oakland Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101-1714
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.
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
Religious Coping and Internet Pornography Use Among Christian College Students
Religious Support and Religious Coping in Adolescence
Religious Support and Adolescents’ Transition to College
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 (online)
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.
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
Faculty and Principal investigator