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Pete Hill

Professor of Psychology
  • Ph.D., University of Houston; Social Psychology
  • M.A., University of Houston

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Peter C. Hill, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology at Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University, in La Mirada, CA. Before coming to Rosemead in 2002, he served for 17 years as Professor of Psychology at Grove City College in Pennsylvania. In 2006 he was honored with a faculty appointment at the University of Cambridge as a Visiting Research Fellow at the Center for Advanced Religious and Theological Studies of the Faculty of Divinity. Dr. Hill is an active researcher in social psychology and the psychology of religion where he has authored approximately 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters. He is a past president of Division 36 (Psychology of Religion) of the American Psychological Association (APA) and was elected Fellow of the APA in 1998. He was also the recipient of the Distinguished Member Award by the Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS) in 1998. He has co-authored or co-edited six books: Measures of Religiosity (1999), the Baker Encyclopedia of Psychology (1999), The Psychology of Fundamentalism: An Intratextual Approach (2005), Psychology and Christianity Integration: Seminal Works that Shaped the Movement (2007), and the best-selling psychology of religion textbook The Psychology of Religion: An Empirical Approach (2009) and Psychology of Religion and Workplace Spirituality (2012).

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Affiliations

  • American Psychological Association (Member)
  • Divisions 8, 9, 36 (Member)
  • Christian Association for Psychological Studies (Member)
  • Religious Research Association (Member)
  • Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (Member)

Awards and Honors

  • Fellow of the American Psychological Association (1998-present)
  • Distinguished Service Award, Division 36 - Psychology of Religion (2003)
  • President, Division 36 (Psychology of Religion) of the American Psychological Association (2000-2001)

Publications

Books

  • Hill, P. C., & Dik, B. J. (Eds.) (2012). “Psychology of Religion and Workplace Spirituality.” Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
  • Hood, R. W., Jr., Hill, P. C., & Spilka, B. (2009). “The Psychology of Religion: An Empirical Approach” (4th ed.). New York: Guilford Press.
  • Stevenson, D. H., Eck, B. E., & Hill, P. C. (Eds.). (2007). “Psychology and Christianity Integration: Seminal Works that Shaped the Movement”. Batavia, IL: Christian Association for Psychological Studies.
  • Hood, R. W., Jr., Hill, P. C., & Williamson, W. P. (2005). “The Psychology of Religious Fundamentalism”. New York: Guilford Press.
  • Hill, P.C., & Hood, R.W., Jr. (Eds.). (1999). “Measures of religiosity.” Birmingham, AL: Religious Education Press
  • Benner, D.G., & Hill, P.C. (Eds.). (1999). “Baker encyclopedia of psychology and counseling (2nd ed.).” Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House

Selected Publications

  • Hill, P. C. (in press, 2013). “Measurement in the psychology of religion and spirituality. ” In R. F. Paloutzian and C. L. Park (Eds.), Handbook of the psychology of religion and spirituality (pp. 43-61). New York: Guilford Press.
  • Hill, P. C., & Smith, E. (in press, 2013). “Measurement in the psychology of religiousness and spirituality: Existing measures and new frontiers. ” In K. Pargament (Ed.-in-Chief), J. Exline & J. Jones (Assoc. Eds.), APA handbooks in psychology: APA handbook of psychology, religion, and spirituality. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  • Hill, P. C., Jurkiewicz, C. L., Giacalone, R. A., & Fry, L. W. (in press, 2013). “From concept to science: Continuing steps in workplace spirituality research. ” In R. F. Paloutzian & C. L. Park (Eds.), Handbook of the psychology of religion and spirituality ( 2nd ed.). New York: Guilford Press.
  • Exline, J. J., & Hill, P. C. (in press, 2012). “Humility: A consistent and robust predictor of generosity.” Journal of Positive Psychology.
  • Hill, P. C., & Dik, B. J. (2012). “Toward a science of workplace spirituality: Contributions from the psychology of religion and spirituality. In P. C. Hill & B. J. Dik (Eds.), Psychology of religion and workplace spirituality (pp. 1-22).” Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
  • Cohen, A. B., & Hill, P. C. (2007). “Religion as culture: Religious individualism and collectivism among American Catholics, Jews, and Protestants. ” Journal of Personality, 75, 709-742.
  • Hill, P. C., & Pargament, K. I. (2003). “Advances in the conceptualization and measurement of religion and spirituality: Implications for physical and mental health research. ” American Psychologist, 58, 64-74.
  • Hill, P. C. (2002). “Spiritual transformation: Forming the habitual center of personal energy.” Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion, 13, 87-108.
  • Sandage S. J., & Hill, P. C. (2001). “The virtues of positive psychology: The rapprochement and challenges of an affirmative postmodern perspective. ” Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour, 31, 241-260.
  • Hill, P. C., & Hood, R. W., Jr. (1999). “Affect, religion, and unconscious processes.” Journal of Personality, 67, 1015-1046.
  • Hill, P. C. (1999). Giving religion away: What the study of religion offers psychology. The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 9, 229-249.

Presentations

  • Hill, P. C., & Cohen, A. B. (2008, February). “Race moderates the relationship between religious fundamentalism and political attitudes.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Maltby, L. E., & Hill, P. C. (2007, August). “So firm a foundation: What the comparative study of religion offers positive psychology.” Paper presented at the 115th meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.
  • Hill, P. C., Welton, G. L., & Seybold, K. S. (2007, March). “Forgiveness in the trenches: Empathy, perspective taking, and anger.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies, King of Prussia, PA.
  • Hill, P. C. (2006, November). “Assessing the state of measurement in the psychology of religion and spirituality.” Invited plenary address at the 2006 Spiritual Care Research Conference, Mayo Clinic. Rochester, MN.
  • Hill, P. C. (2006, October). “The secularist fundamentalist: Application of an intratextual style of thinking.” Presentation at the Universite Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium.
  • Hill, P. C. (2006, September). “Fundamentalism as intratextuality: A new look at an old phenomenon.” Invited plenary address to the British Association of Christians in Psychology, Manchester University, Manchester, England.
  • Hill, P.C. (April 2003). “Measuring the religion and spirituality variable.” Invited presentation at Integrating Research on Spirituality and Health and Well-Being in Service Delivery: A Research Conference. Sponsored by the International Center for the Integration of Health & Spirituality. At the National Institutes of Health Campus, Bethesda, MD
  • Hill, P.C. (August 2002). “Why (not) a neuroscience of religion and spirituality?” Paper presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL
  • Hill, P.C., Seybold, K.S., & Welton, G.L. (September 2001). “The effect of humility on interpersonal forgiveness: One small piece of the puzzle.” Paper presented at the XIVth conference of the International Association for the Psychology of Religion, Soesterberg, Netherlands
  • Hill, P.C. (August 2001). “Spiritual transformation: Forming the habitual center of personal energy.” Presidential address for Division 36 (Psychology of Religion) of the American Psychological Association presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA

Research Interests

  • Role of affect in religious experience/spirituality
  • Spiritual transformation and maturity
  • Measurement of religious experience/spirituality
  • Forgiveness