Michael E. Nielsen

Department of Psychology
Georgia Southern University
Statesboro, GA 30460-8041
Voice: (912) 536-3003


Ph.D., December 1992, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois
M.A., May 1990, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois
B.A., June 1986, Southern Utah State College, Cedar City, Utah


Professor, Dept. of Psychology, Georgia Southern University
Chair, Dept. of Psychology, Georgia Southern University, 2011-2020
President, Society for the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, Division 36, American Psychological Association, 2015-16


Cragun, R. T., Hammer, J. H., Nielsen, M., & Autz, N. (2018). Religious/secular distance: How far apart are teenagers and their parents? Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 10(3), 288-295. DOI:
Hatton, A. T., & Nielsen, M. E. (2016). “War on Terror” in our Backyard: Effects of framing and violent propaganda on anti-Muslim prejudice. Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression. Doi: 10.1080/19434472.2015.1126341.
Nielsen, M. E., & Silver, C. F. (2015). Strategies and Resources for Teaching Psychology of Religion. In. D. Dunn (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Undergraduate Psychology Education, pp. 577-587. New York: Oxford.
Nielsen, M. E., & Cragun, R. T. (2010). Religious orientation, religious affiliation, and boundary maintenance: The case of polygamy. Mental Health, Religion & Culture, 13, 761-770.
Nielsen, M. E., Williams, J., & Randolph-Seng, B. (2009). Religious orientation and attitudes about stem cell research. The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 19 (2), 81-91.
Nielsen, M. E., & White, D. (2008). Men’s grooming in the LDS Church: A qualitative study of norm violation. Mental Health, Religion & Culture, 11, 807-825.
Randolph-Seng., B., & Nielsen, M. E. (2007). Honesty: One effect of primed religious representations. The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 17(4), 303-316.


Tatjana Schnell

Existential Psychology Lab
University of Innsbruck
4W13 (4th floor), Universitätsstr. 5-7


University Professor, MF Norwegian School of Theology, Religion and Society, Oslo, Norway
Associate Professor University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck Office,

Reports from International Meaning Research


Schnell, T. (2022). Suffering as meaningful choice. An existential approach. In A. Austad & L. J. Danbolt (Eds.), Ta vare. En bok om diakoni, sjelesorg og eksistensiell helse (p. 3-14). VID.

Schnell, T. & Krampe, H. (2022). Meaningfulness protects from and crisis of meaning exacerbates general mental distress longitudinally. BMC Psychiatry, 22, Article No. 285.

Tommasi, F., Sartori R., Ceschi, A., & Schnell, T. (2021). The Meaning in Work Inventory: validation of the Italian version and its association with sociodemographic variables. BPA-Applied Psychology Bulletin (Bollettino di Psicologia Applicata), 69(291), 17-36.

Schnell, T. (2021). The psychology of meaning in life. New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis.

Schnell, T. & Hoffmann, C. (2020). ME-Work: development and validation of a modular meaning in work inventory. Frontiers in Psychology, 11:599913. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.599913

Schnell, T. (2020). Spirituality. In: Zeigler-Hill V., Shackelford T. (eds) Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences. Springer, Cham.

La Cour, P., & Schnell, T. (2020). Presentation of the Sources of Meaning Card Method: the SoMeCaM. Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 60(1), 20-42.

La Cour, P. & Schnell, T. (2019). Sources of Meaning – Card Method. Innsbruck: Studia.

Viviani, R., Dommes, L., Bosch, J. E., Beschoner, P., Stingl, J. C., & Schnell, T. (2019). Choosing between personal values: the Pavlovian substrates of intrinsic preferences. bioRxiv, 856294.

Vötter, B & Schnell T (2019). Bringing giftedness to bear: generativity, meaningfulness, and self-control as resources for a happy life among gifted adults. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, Article 1972. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.01972

Sørensen, T., Stifoss-Hansen, H., Lien, L., Pedersen, H. F., la Cour, P., DeMarinis, V., Danbolt, L. J., & Schnell, T. (2019). The Sources of Meaning and Meaning in Life Questionnaire (SoMe) in the Norwegian context: Relations to mental health, quality of life and self-efficacy. International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 29(1), 32-45.

Vötter, B., & Schnell T. (2019). Cross-lagged analyses between life meaning, self-compassion, and subjective well-being among gifted adults. Mindfulness, 10(7), 1294-1303.

Halina Grzymała-Moszczyńska

Instytut of Psychology
Ignatiamum Academy Cracow
Mikołaj Kopernik Str 26
31-501 Cracow


University Professor of humanities at Jagiellonian University in Krakow and Ignatianum Academy in Cracow, specialist in clinical psychology, cultural psychology, intercultural psychology, psychology of migration, psychology of religion and religious studies.


Anczyk, A. , Grzymała-Moszczyńska, H. (2022). Religion on a Placard: A Study on Advertising New Religious Movements in Contemporary Poland. In: M. Hubina, F. S. M. Chan (Ed.) Communicating the Sacred (ss. 11-34).
Anczyk, A. , Grzymała-Moszczyńska, H. (2022). The Psychology of Migration: Facing Cultural and Religious Diversity.
Grzymała-Moszczyńska, H., Anczyk, A. (2021). The Psychology of Migration: Facing Cultural and Religious Diversity. Leiden: Brill Research Perspectives.
Anczyk, A. , Grzymała-Moszczyńska, H., Krzysztof-Świderska, A., Prusak, J. (2020). Which psychology(ies) serves us best? Research perspectives on the psycho-cultural interface in the psychology of religion(s).
Grzymała-Moszczyńska, H.  (2019). Research on forced migration from the perspective of the psychology of religion: Opportunities and challenges.
Anczyk, A.,  Grzymała-Moszczyńska, H., Krzysztof-Świderska, A., Skrzypińska, K. (Eds.) (2018). Religion, Spirituality, Mental Health: Current Approaches in the Psychology of Religion. Gdańsk-Katowice: Sacrum.
Anczyk, A., Grzymała-Moszczyńska, H., Krzysztof-Świderska, A. (Eds.) (2018). Psychologia kultury-kultura psychologii. Katowice: Wydawnictwo Sacrum.
Grzymała-Moszczyńska, H. (2004). Religia a kultura: Wybrane zagadnienia z kulturowej psychologii religii, Kraków.
Grzymała-Moszczyńska, H. (2000). Uchodźcy: podręcznik dla osób pracujących z uchodźcami, Kraków 2000.
Grzymała-Moszczyńska, H., Nowicka, E. (2004). Goście i gospodarze : problem adaptacji kulturowej w obozach dla uchodźców oraz otaczających je społecznościach lokalnych, Kraków.
Grzymała-Moszczyńska, H. (1991). Psychologia religii. Wybrane zagadnienia, Kraków.
Grzymała-Moszczyńska, H., Domagała, H. Socha, P. )1984). Psychologia religii. Kraków.
Postawy młodzieży akademickiej wobec religii (struktura i dynamika), Kraków 198