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Our publications showcase the breadth and depth of our commitment to studying human flourishing across Christian cultures and contexts.

Counted, V., Ramkissoon, H., Captari, L. E., & Cowden, R. G. (Eds.). (2023). Place, Spirituality, and Well-Being: A Global and Multidisciplinary Approach (Religion, Spirituality and Health: A Social Scientific Approach Vol. 7). Springer Nature. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-39582-6
Case, B., Counted, V., Ritchie-Dunham, J., Cowden, R., Gibson, C. Koga, H., Lomas, T., & Padgett, N. (2023). Beyond a single story: The hetrogeneity of human flourishing in 22 countries. International Journal of Wellbeing, 13(4), 3555, 1-35. https://doi.org/10.5502/ijw.v13i4.3555
Counted, V., Ramkissoon, H., Captari, L. E., & Cowden, R. G. (2023). Toward a Global and Multidisciplinary Understanding of Place, Religion/Spirituality, and Well-Being. In Counted, V., Ramkissoon, H., Captari, L. E., & Cowden, R. G. (eds.), Place, Spirituality, and Well-Being: A Global and Multidisciplinary Approach (pp. 1-18). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-39582-6_1 
Counted, V., Ramkissoon, H., Captari, L. E., & Cowden, R. G. (2023). Healing Systems of Well-Being and People-Place Interactions: Complexity, Context, and Connections. In Counted, V., Ramkissoon, H., Captari, L. E., & Cowden, R. G. (eds.), Place, Spirituality, and Well-Being: A Global and Multidisciplinary Approach (pp. 273-286). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-39582-6_16
Counted, V. & Newheiser, D. (2023). How Place Shapes the Aspirations of Hope: The Allegory of the Privileged and the Underprivileged. The Journal of Positive Psychology. Online publication ahead of print. https://doi.org/10.1080/17439760.2023.2257654 
Counted, V., Meagher, B., & Cowden, R. (2023). The Nature of Spiritual Ties to Place: A Conceptual Overview and Research Agenda. Ecopsychology. Ahead of print https://doi.org/10.1089/eco.2022.0078
Kent, B. V., Cowden, R. G., Counted, V., Davis, E. B., Rueger, S. Y., & Worthington Jr, E. L. (2022). Do Religious/Spiritual Resources Moderate the Association Between Suffering and Religious/Spiritual Struggles? A Three‐Wave Longitudinal Study of US Adults with Chronic Illness. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 61(3-4)642-662 https://doi.org/10.1111/jssr.12808 
Captari, L. E., Cowden, R. G., Sandage, S. J., Davis, E. B., Bechara, A. O., Joynt, S., & Counted, V. (2022). Religious/spiritual struggles and depression during COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns in the Global South: Evidence of moderation by positive religious coping and hope. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality 14(3), 325–337. https://doi.org/10.1037/rel0000474 
Cowden, R. G., Rueger, S. Y., Davis, E. B., Counted, V., Kent, B. V., Chen, Y., VanderWeele, T. J., Rim, M., Lemke, A. W., & Worthington, E. L.(2022). Resource loss, positive religious coping, and suffering during the COVID-19 pandemic: A prospective cohort study of US adults with chronic illness. Mental Health, Religion & Culture25(3), 288-304. https://www.doi.org/10.1080/13674676.2021.1948000
Counted, V., Pargament, K. I., Bechara, A. O., Joynt, S., & Cowden, R. G. (2022). Hope and well-being in vulnerable contexts during the COVID-19 pandemic: Does religious coping matter? The Journal of Positive Psychology17(1), 70-81. https://doi.org/10.1080/17439760.2020.1832247
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