Steven J Scher, Professor
Office: 3143 - Physical Science
Steven Scher's Vita
Frequently Taught Courses
Social Psychology, Industrial & Organizational Psychology, Statistics, Research Methods, Psychological Measurement, Evolutionary Psychology; Psychology of Religion
B.A., University of North Carolina, 1984
M.A., Princeton University, 1986
Ph.D., Princeton University, 1989
Evolutionary Psychology & Cultural Evolution, Disgust, Cannibalism & Other Taboos; Psychology of Prayer; Social Support
Scher, S.J. & Rauscher, F., Eds. (2003). Evolutionary Psychology: Alternative Approaches
. Dodrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer Press.
Whittington, B.L. & Scher, S.J. (2010). Prayer and subjective well-being: An examination of six different types of prayer. International Journal for the Psychology of Religion
Scher, SJ & Whittington, BL (2014). Prayer is a Many Splendored Thing: The Multidimensional Structure of Prayer.
Under editorial review.
Selected Conference Presentations
Scher, SJ & Whittington, BL (January, 2012). Varieties of Prayer: Factor Analysis of and Extended Version of the Multidimensional Prayer Inventory
. Paper presented at the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality Preconference, Society of Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA.
Scher, SJ, Ballas, H, & Coletta, N. (April, 2012). Preliminary Results of a Grounded Theory Study on Davening.
Paper presented at the conference on Judaism and Mental Health, New York, NY.