The psychology of humble love

Bretherton, Roger (2017) The psychology of humble love. In: Uncontrolling love: essays exploring the love of god, with introductions by thomas jay oord. SacraSage Press, San Diego, CA, pp. 21-25. ISBN 9780692884942


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For the last few years I have been conducting research in the psychology of humility. It's quite a new field, only bursting to life in the last decade or so. Prior to this, most psychologists thought it was almost impossible to study humility in the real world—partly because measuring it is so tricky. If someone gives themselves a ten out of ten for humility on a rating scale, we are more than justified in viewing their self-assessment with suspicion. For quite some time, therefore, humility tended to be studied as a void, an emptiness. It was the absence of narcissism, arrogance, boastfulness, or self-enhancement. Humble people, it was thought, lacked something.

Keywords:Philosophy. Psychology. Religion, Christianity
Subjects:C Biological Sciences > C890 Psychology not elsewhere classified
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Psychology
ID Code:30663
Deposited On:05 Mar 2018 14:03

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