DepartmentRosemead School of Psychology
Biola AffiliationsFaculty
Websitehttp://drtoddhall.com/

Documents

Degrees

  • Doctoral specialization, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Ph.D., Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University
  • M.A., University of California, Los Angeles
  • M.A., Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University
  • B.A., Biola University

Biography

Todd W. Hall, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and Professor of Psychology at Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University. He is the founder and former director of the Institute for Research on Psychology and Spirituality at Rosemead. He also serves as a Faculty Affiliate in the Harvard Human Flourishing Program within the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University.

Dr. Hall’s writing and research focus on relational approaches to spiritual development, leadership/organizational development and flourishing. He has won awards for his research from the American Psychological Association and the Christian Association for Psychological Studies. Dr. Hall has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals such as Psychology of Religion and Spirituality; Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion; International Journal for the Psychology of Religion; Spirituality in Clinical Practice; Journal of Positive Psychology, and the Journal of Psychology and Theology.

Over the past two decades Dr. Hall has worked to develop a broad theory of Relational Spirituality, the subject of his 2021 book with IVP Academic: Relational Spirituality: A Psychological-Theological Paradigm for Transformation. As part of this research program, Dr. Hall has developed several widely used measures of relational spirituality (Spiritual Assessment Inventory, Spiritual Transformation Inventory, SpiritPulse) and published/presented empirical research on topics such as attachment to God, attachment and psychological well-being and longitudinal trends of college student spirituality. He recently developed a model and measure of relational virtues in leadership and led a study on the role of relational connection in leadership and organizational culture. He is currently involved in a national study of employee flourishing with the Harvard Human Flourishing Program.

Dr. Hall co-developed The Motivation Code assessment (MCODE), and co-authored the book: The Motivation Code: Discover the Hidden Forces That Drive Your Best Work, published with Portfolio/Penguin. He leads research efforts on the assessment with client organizations.

Dr. Hall’s current research focuses on emerging adult spirituality, the measurement of well-being, attachment-based leadership, and employee motivation.

Dr. Hall is a partner at Flourishing Metrics and serves as Chief Science Officer for PRUVIO. In his work with these organizations, he consults regularly to organizations in the areas of leadership/organizational development and employee motivation and well-being. Dr. Hall maintains a small clinical practice specializing in attachment-based psychoanalytic psychotherapy with adults, and a coaching practice with senior level leaders.

Dr. Hall earned an MA and PhD in Clinical Psychology from Rosemead School of Psychology, and an MA and doctoral specialization in Measurement and Psychometrics from UCLA.

Affiliations

  • Member, American Psychological Association (Division 13, 36)
  • Member, Christian Association for Psychological Studies

Awards

  • Narramore Award for Excellence in Integration, Christian Association for Psychological Studies, 2011.
  • Margaret Gorman Early Career Award, American Psychological Association, Division 36, 2001.

Publications (Selected)

Books

  • Hall, T.W. (with Hall, M.E.L.) (2021). Relational Spirituality: A Psychological-Theological Paradigm for Transformation. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic.
  • Henry, T., Penner, R., Hall, T.W., & Miller, J. (2020). The Motivation Code: Discover the Hidden Forces That Drive Your Best Work. New York: Portfolio/Penguin.
  • Coe, J.C. & Hall, T.W. (2010). Psychology in the Spirit: Contours of a Transformational Psychology. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic. Christian Worldview Integration Series.
  • Hall, T.W., & Maltby, L.E. (2014). Attachment-Based Psychoanalytic Therapy and Christianity: Being-In-Relation (pp. 181-215). In E. Bland & B. Strawn (Eds.), Psychoanalysis and Christianity: A New Conversation. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic.
  • Hall, T.W. & Fujikawa, A. (2013). God Images and the Sacred. In K. Pargament (Ed.-in-Chief), J. Exline & J. Jones (Assoc. Eds.), APA Handbooks in Psychology: APA Handbook of Psychology, Religion, and Spirituality: Vol 1. (pp. 277-292). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Book Chapters

  • Coe, J. & Hall, T.W. (2011). A Transformational Psychology View. In Christianity and Psychology: Five Views. In E. Johnson & S. Jones (Eds.), Psychology in the Spirit: Contours of a Transformational Psychology. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.
  • Edwards, K.J. & Hall, T.W. (2003). Illusory Spiritual Health: The role of defensiveness in understanding and assessing spiritual health. In T.W. Hall & M.R. McMinn (Eds.). Spiritual Formation, Counseling, and Psychotherapy, pp. 261-275. New York: Nova Science.

Journal Articles

  • Bock, N. A., Hall, M. E. L., Wang, D. C., & Hall, T. W. (in press). Spiritual Self-Awareness as a Moderator Between Attachment to God and Evangelical Christians’ Appraisals of Suffering. Spirituality in Clinical Practice, X(x), xx-xx.
  • Wilt, J., Exline, J., Pargament, K., & Hall, T.W. (2019). Trajectories of Religious/Spiritual Struggles Between Years 1 and 2 of College: The Predictive Role of Religiousness. International Journal for the Psychology of Religion.
  • Bock, N. A., Hall, M. E. L., Wang, D., & Hall, T. W. (2018). The Role of Attachment to God and Spiritual Self-Awareness in Predicting Evangelical Christians’ Appraisals of Suffering. Mental Health, Religion, and Culture, (1-17). DOI: 10.1080/13674676.2018.1494706
  • Augustyn, B., Hall, T.W., Wang, D., & Hill, P.C. (2016).  Relational Spirituality: An Attachment-Based Model of Spiritual Development and Psychological Well-Being.  Psychology of Religion & Spirituality.
  • Exline, J.J., Hall, T.W., & Pargament, K., Harriott, V.A. (2016).  Predictors of Growth from Spiritual Struggle among Christian Undergraduates: Religious Coping and Perceptions of Helpful Action by God Are Both Important. Journal of Positive Psychology. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17439760.2016.1228007
  • Hall, T.W., Edwards E., & Wang, D.C. (2016). The Spiritual Development of Emerging Adults Over the College Years: A Four-Year Longitudinal Investigation. Psychology of Religion & Spirituality, 7, 1-12.
  • Bailey, K.L., Jones, B., Hall, T.W., Wang, D.C., & McMartin, J.M. (2016). Spirituality at a Crossroads: A Grounded Theory of Christian Emerging Adults. Psychology of Religion & Spirituality, 8(2), 99-109.
  • Delaney H.D., Miller, W. R., Hall, T. W. & Hill, P. C. (2013). Spiritual Disciplines, Spiritual Community, and Spiritual Growth in a Sample of U.S. College Students. Psychologia Hungarica Caroliensis, 1, 1, 116-137.
  • Maltby, L.E. & Hall, T.W. (2012). Trauma, Attachment, and Spirituality: A Case Study.  Journal of Psychology and Theology, 40(4), 302-312. Special Issue on Trauma and Spirituality.
  • Hall, T.W. Fujikawa, A., Halcrow, S., Hill, P.C., Delaney, H. (2009).  Attachment to God and Implicit Spirituality: Clarifying Correspondence and Compensation Models. Journal of Psychology and Theology, Vol 37(4), 227-242. 
  • Noffke, J. & Hall, T.W. (2007). Attachment Psychotherapy and God image. Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health, 9(3/4), 57-78.
  • Hall, T.W. (2007). Psychoanalysis, Attachment, and Spirituality Part I: The Emergence of Two Relational Traditions. Journal of Psychology and Theology, Vol 35(1), 14-28.
  • Hall, T.W. (2007). Psychoanalysis, Attachment, and Spirituality Part II: The Spiritual Stories We Live By. Journal of Psychology and Theology, Vol 35(1), 29-42.
  • Hall, T.W. (2004).  Christian Spirituality and Mental Health: A Relational Spirituality Framework for Empirical Research. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 23(1), 66-81.
  • Hall, T.W. & Edwards, K.J. (2002).  The Spiritual Assessment Inventory:  A Theistic Model and Measure for Assessing Spiritual Development. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 41(2), 341-357.

Presentations

  • Valencia, G. T., Hall, T.W., Wang, D. C. (August, 2020). The Impact of Transformational Suffering on Spiritual Coping: A Structural Regression Model with Intimacy and Meaning. Poster session presented at the American Psychological Association (APA) Annual Convention (Division 36 - Society for the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality), Washington D.C.
  • Hall T.W. (2019). Theory-Driven Assessment of Spiritual Development in Higher Education: Practical Challenges and New Directions. Invited Presentation, The Character of the University, Annual Conference, Baylor University, October 18, 2019.
  • Hall, T.W. (2019). Spirituality at a Crossroads: A Grounded Theory of Christian Emerging Adults. Invited presentation at the Inaugural Mission and Ministry Conference hosted by The Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College, April, 23.
  • Lee, G.E., Wang, D.C., & Hall, T. W. (2019, August). Spiritual openness, learning about suffering, and transformative suffering: A structural equation model. Poster accepted at the APA Annual Convention (Division 36 - Psychology of Religion and Spirituality), Chicago, Illinois.
  • Millwee, S. E., Wang, D. C., & Hall, T. W. (2018, August). God attachment and degree of spiritual openness as moderated by conversion period. Poster session presented at the APA Annual Convention (Division 36 – Psychology of Religion and Spirituality), San Francisco, California.
  • Lindsey, C. A., Wang, D. C., & Hall, T. W. (2017, August). Moderating Effects of God Representations on Engagement with Beauty and Spirituality. Poster session presented at the APA Annual Convention (Division 36 – Religion and Spirituality), Washington D.C.
  • Rugg, J., Hall. T.W., & Burkus, D. (August, 2016). Connected Leadership: The Development of a Relational Virtue Model and Measure of Leadership. Paper presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Denver, CO.
  • Hall, T.W. et al. (March, 2016). Panel member. Contemporary trends in addressing religiosity and spirituality in graduate psychology education. Christian Association for Psychological Studies, Pasadena, CA.
  • Moradshahi, M., Hall, T.W., Wang, D.C., & Canada, A. (March, 2016). Suffering Behind the Veil: When Spiritual Exemplars Mask Their Struggles. Paper presented at the 13th Annual Mid-Year Conference on Religion and Spirituality, American Psychological Association, Division 36, New York, NY.
  • Moradshahi, M., Hall, T.W., Wang, D.C., & Canada, A. (April, 2015). In Search of Illusory Spiritual Health: The Development of a Narrative Based Coding Method to Assess Spiritual Health. Paper presented at the 13th Annual Mid-Year Conference on Religion and Spirituality, American Psychological Association, Division 36, Provo, UT.
  • Bailey, K., Jones, B. & Hall, T.W. (August, 2014). Spirituality at a Crossroads: Christian Spirituality in Emerging Adulthood. Paper presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
  • Jones, B., Hall, T. W., McMartin, J., & Fujikawa, A. (April, 2014). Emotional insecurity and corrective emotional experiences in emerging adulthood. Paper presented in symposium, “Assessment of spirituality in emerging adults,” at the 12th Annual Mid-Year Conference on Religion and Spirituality, American Psychological Association, Division 36, La Mirada, CA.
  • Augustyn, B., Hall, T.W., Wang, D., & Hill, P.C. (April, 2014). Relational Spirituality: An Attachment-Based Model of Spiritual Development. Paper presented in symposium “Assessment of spirituality in emerging adults,” at the 12th Annual Mid-Year Conference on Religion and Spirituality, American Psychological Association, Division 36, La Mirada, CA.
  • Grubbs, J.B., Exline, J.J., Campbell, W.K., Twenge, J.M., Pargament, K.I., & Hall, T.W. (April, 2014). Everyone Owes Me, Including God! An Examination of Spiritual Entitlement. Paper presented at the Mid-Winter Convention of the American Psychological Association, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Harriott, V.A., Exline, J.J., Hall, T.W., & Pargament, K.I. (April, 2014). Awareness of God’s Presence, Well-Being, and Responses to Spiritual Struggle. Paper presented at the Mid-Winter Convention of the American Psychological Association, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Hall, T.W. & Edwards, E. (August, 2013). The Spiritual Development of Emerging Adults over the College Years: A Four-Year Investigation. Paper presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.

Research Interests

  • Relational spirituality
  • Spiritual development
  • Measurement of spirituality
  • Attachment theory
  • Relational psychoanalysis
  • Interpersonal neurobiology
  • Integration of psychology and theology
  • Positive psychology
  • Organizational culture
  • Leadership development
  • Flourishing; measurement of well-being

Courses

  • Brief Psychodynamic Therapy (TLDP)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Program Evaluation and Consultation
  • Research Apprenticeship I and II
  • Theological and Psychological Anthropology I and II
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