Raymond F. Paloutzian

Ray Paloutzian

Professor Emeritus of Psychology
Phone: (805) 565-6233
Email: paloutz@westmont.edu
Office Location: Winter Hall 114

Office Hours
By Appointment

Specialization
Psychology of Religion, Social Psychology

Ray Paloutzian (PhD, Claremont Graduate School) joined the faculty in 1981 and became Professor Emeritus of experimental and social psychology in 2007. He is consultant to the Religion, Experience, and Mind (REM) Lab Group at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Ray edited The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion (1998-2016). He co-edited Forgiveness and Reconciliation: Psychological Pathways to Conflict Transformation and Peace Building (Springer, 2010), the Handbook of the Psychology of Religion andf Spirituality (Guilford, 2nd ed., 2013), and Process of Believing: The Acquisition, Maintenance, and Change in Creditions (Springer, 2016). His texbook Invitation to the Psychology of Religion (Guilford, 1st ed. 1983, 3rd ed. 2016) helped establish the psychology of religion in its modern period.