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Epidemiology of religiousness and health


To investigate in population groups, their religiousness and its relationship with health indicators

Relationship between religiousness and health indicators in low-income elderly.


Religious and Spiritual Experiences


Interdisciplinary and comprehensive investigations about religious and spiritual experiences in their several aspects (Phenomenological, neurophysiological, genetic, psychological, psychopathological, precipitating factors, long-term effects, etc.).


History and Philosophy of Scientific Research about Spirituality


 To investigate the historical and philosophical aspects (mainly epistemological) of scientific research about spirituality and religiousness. To analyze the relationship between science and spirituality, the impact of spirituality in scientific activity and the posture of the scientific community regading spirituality. Scientific research of spiritual experiences.


NUPES – Research Center in Spirituality and Health