Publications

Below are selected publications, organized by year. Versions of some publications can be downloaded.

In Press
Oman, D. (Ed.). Why Religion and Spirituality Matter for Public Health: Evidence, Implications, and Resources. Springer. → Table of Contents

2017
Oman, D., & Paranjpe, A. C. (2017, September 5 online). Indian spirituality: How relevant is Pargament’s framework? Psychological Studies. doi:10.1007/s12646-017-0412-z ▼ full-view

Pargament, K. I., Oman, D., Pomerleau, J., & Mahoney, A. (2017). Some Contributions of a Psychological Approach to the Study of the Sacred. Religion. Online before print. doi:10.1080/0048721X.2017.1333205

Idler, E., Oman, D., Kiser, M., & Hogue, C. (2017). Courses in Religion and Public Health [letter]. American Journal of Public Health, 107(6), e1. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2017.303758

2016
Oman, D. & Singh, N. N. (2016, October 15 online). Combining Indian and Western Spiritual Psychology: Applications to Health and Social Renewal. Psychological Studies. doi: 10.1007/s12646-016-0362-x ▼ full-view

Oman, D. (2016). Indra’s Net: Defending Hinduism’s Philosophical Unity. Mental Health, Religion & Culture, 19, 408-412. doi: 10.1080/13674676.2016.1189230

Oman, D. (2016). International Collaboration for Living with the Richness of Spiritual Diversity [Letter]. Journal of the Indian Academy of Applied Psychology, 42, 373-378.

2015
Oman, D. (2015). Cultivating Compassion Through Holistic Mindfulness: Evidence for Effective Intervention. In T. G. Plante (Ed.), The Psychology of Compassion and Cruelty: Understanding the Emotional, Spiritual, and Religious Influences (pp. 35-57). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC Clio/Praeger.

Oman, D. & Bormann, J. E. (2015). Mantram Repetition Fosters Self-Efficacy in Veterans for Managing PTSD: A Randomized Trial. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 7:34-35. doi: 10.1037/a0037994

Oman, D. (2015). A Warmer Current of Meditation Research: Beyond McMindfulness. PsycCRITIQUES, 60 (Release 7), Article 4. doi: 10.1037/a0038739download

2014
Bormann, J. E., Oman D., Walter K. H., & Johnson, B. D. (2014). Mindful Attention Increases and Mediates Psychological Outcomes Following Mantram Repetition Practice in Veterans with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Medical Care. 52(12 (Suppl. 5)), S13-S18. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000000200

Oman, D. (2014). Building Nonviolent Self-efficacy to Foster Social Transformation and Health. Gandhi Marg, 35, 583-617. download

2013
Oman, D. (2013). Spiritual Modeling and the Social Learning of Spirituality and Religion. In K. I. Pargament, J. J. Exline & J. W. Jones (Eds.), APA Handbook of Psychology, Religion, and Spirituality [volume 1] (pp. 187-204). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. doi: 10.1037/14045-010.

Oman, D. (2013). Defining Religion and Spirituality. In R. F. Paloutzian & C. L. Park (Eds.), Handbook of the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 2nd ed. (pp. 23-47). New York: Guilford.

2012
Oman, D., Thoresen, C. E., Park, C. L., Shaver, P. R., Hood, R. W., & Plante, T. G. (2012). Spiritual Modeling Self-Efficacy. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 4(4), 278-297. doi: 10.1037/a0027941

Oman, D., & Neuhauser, L. (2012). Spiritual Factors in Occupational Health and Well-being: Opportunities for Research Translation. In P. C. Hill & B. Dik (Eds.), Psychology of Religion and Workplace Spirituality (pp. 63-85). Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing.

Oman, D. (2012). Foreword. In T. G. Plante (Ed.), Religion, Spirituality, and Positive Psychology: Understanding the Psychological Fruits of Faith (pp. xv-xvii). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.

Oman, D. (2012). Bridging Spirituality and Religion: Review of Atchley’s {Spirituality and Aging}. Journal of Religion, Spirituality & Aging, 24(3), 270-274. doi: 10.1080/15528030.2011.563230

2011
Oman, D. (2011). Compassionate Love: Accomplishments and Challenges in an Emerging Scientific/Spiritual Research Field. Mental Health, Religion & Culture, 14(9), 945-981. doi: 10.1080/13674676.2010.541430 download

Oman, D. (2011). Spiritual Practice, Health Promotion, and the Elusive Soul: Perspectives from Public Health. Pastoral Psychology, 60(6), 897-906. doi: 10.1007/s11089-011-0359-2

2010
Oman, D., Thoresen, C. E., & Hedberg, J. (2010). Does Passage Meditation Foster Compassionate Love Among Health Professionals?: A Randomized Trial. Mental Health, Religion & Culture, 13(2), 129-154. doi: 10.1080/13674670903261954 download

Oman, D. (2010). Meditation can boost workplace spirituality, patient healing. Vision [National Association of Catholic Chaplains], 20(6), np (http://www.nacc.org/vision/Nov_Dec_2010/ru.asp).

2009
Oman, D., Thoresen, C. E., Park, C. L., Shaver, P. R., Hood, R. W., & Plante, T. G. (2009). How Does One Become Spiritual? The Spiritual Modeling Inventory of Life Environments (SMILE). Mental Health, Religion & Culture, 12(5), 427-456. doi: 10.1080/13674670902758257 (see also erratum) download

Oman, D., & Thoresen, C. E. (2009). The healing power of spiritual models. In J. H. Ellens (Ed.), The healing power of spirituality (Vol. 1, pp. 144-161). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.

Oman, D. (2009). Unique and Common Facets of Religion and Spirituality: Both are Important. Journal of Religion, Spirituality & Aging, 21(4), 275-286. doi: 10.1080/15528030902862471

Flinders, T., Oman, D., & Flinders, C. L. (2009). Meditation as Empowerment for Healing. In J. H. Ellens (Ed.), The healing power of spirituality [Volume 1] (Vol. 1, pp. 213-240). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.

Bormann, J. E., & Oman, D. (2009). Mantram or Holy Name Repetition: Healing Power of a Portable Spiritual Practice. In J. H. Ellens (Ed.), The healing power of spirituality [Volume 1] (Vol. 1, pp. 83-104). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.

2008
Oman, D., Shapiro, S. L., Thoresen, C. E., Plante, T. G., & Flinders, T. (2008). Meditation Lowers Stress and Supports Forgiveness among College Students: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of American College Health, 56(5), 569-578. doi: 10.3200/JACH.56.5.569-578 download (external)

Oman, D., Richards, T. A., Hedberg, J., & Thoresen, C. E. (2008). Passage Meditation Improves Caregiving Self-Efficacy Among Health Professionals: A Randomized Trial and Qualitative Assessment. Journal of Health Psychology, 13(8), 1119-1135. doi: 10.1177/1359105308095966

Oman, D., Flinders, T., & Thoresen, C. E. (2008). Integrating Spiritual Modeling into Education: A College Course for Stress Management and Spiritual Growth. The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 18(2), 79-107. doi: 10.1080/10508610701879316

Oman, D. (2008). Interpreting Health Effects from Rosaries [Letter]. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 14(6), 620. doi: 10.1089/acm.2008.0137

Shapiro, S. L., Oman, D., Thoresen, C. E., Plante, T. G., & Flinders, T. (2008). Cultivating Mindfulness: Effects on Well-Being. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 64(7), 840-862. doi: 10.1002/jclp.20491 download (external)

2007
Oman, D., & Thoresen, C. E. (2007). Does Religion Cause Health? In A. Eisen & G. Laderman (Eds.), Science, religion, and society: An encyclopedia of history, culture, and controversy (Vol. 2, pp. 685-695). Armonk, NY: ME Sharpe.

Oman, D., Shapiro, S. L., Thoresen, C. E., Flinders, T., Driskill, J. D., & Plante, T. G. (2007). Learning from Spiritual Models and Meditation: A Randomized Evaluation of a College Course. Pastoral Psychology, 55(4), 473-493. doi: 10.1007/s11089-006-0062-x download (external)

Oman, D., & Thoresen, C. E. (2007). How Does One Learn to be Spiritual? The Neglected Role of Spiritual Modeling in Health. In T. G. Plante & C. E. Thoresen (Eds.), Spirit, Science and Health: How the Spiritual Mind Fuels Physical Wellness (pp. 39-54). Westport, CT: Praeger.

Oman, D. (2007). Does Volunteering Foster Physical Health and Longevity? In S. G. Post (Ed.), Altruism and Health: Perspectives from Empirical Research (pp. 15-32). New York: Oxford University Press.

Flinders, T., Oman, D., & Flinders, C. L. (2007). The Eight-Point Program of Passage Meditation: Health Effects of A Comprehensive Program. In T. G. Plante & C. E. Thoresen (Eds.), Spirit, Science and Health: How the Spiritual Mind Fuels Physical Wellness (pp. 72-93). Westport, CT: Praeger.

Bormann, J. E., & Oman, D. (2007). Mantram or Holy Name Repetition: Health Benefits from a Portable Spiritual Practice. In T. G. Plante & C. E. Thoresen (Eds.), Spirit, Science and Health: How the Spiritual Mind Fuels Physical Wellness (pp. 94-112). Westport, CT: Praeger.

2006
Richards, T. A., Oman, D., Hedberg, J., Thoresen, C. E., & Bowden, J. (2006). A Qualitative Examination of a Spiritually-Based Intervention and Self-Management in the Workplace. Nursing Science Quarterly, 19(3), 231-239. doi: 10.1177/0894318406289490 download (external)

Oman, D., & Thoresen, C. E. (2006). Religion, Spirituality, and Children’s Physical Health. In E. C. Roehlkepartain, P. E. King, L. Wagener & P. L. Benson (Eds.), The Handbook of Spiritual Development in Childhood and Adolescence (pp. 399-415). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Oman, D., Hedberg, J., & Thoresen, C. E. (2006). Passage Meditation Reduces Perceived Stress in Health Professionals: A Randomized, Controlled Trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 74(4), 714-719. doi: 10.1037/0022-006X.74.4.714

Meneses, L. M., Orrell-Valente, J. K., Guendelman, S. R., Oman, D., & Irwin, C. E., Jr. (2006). Racial/Ethnic Differences in Mother-daughter Communication About Sex. Journal of Adolescent Health, 39(1), 128-131. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2005.08.005

Guendelman, S., Wier, M., Angulo, V., & Oman, D. (2006). The Effects of Child-Only Insurance Coverage and Family Coverage on Health Care Access and Use: Recent findings among low-income children in California. Health Services Research, 41(1), 125-147. doi: 10.1111/j.1475-6773.2005.00460.x

Bormann, J. E., Oman, D., Kemppainen, J. K., Becker, S., Gershwin, M., & Kelly, A. (2006). Mantram repetition for stress management in veterans and employees: A critical incident study. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 53(5), 502-512. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2006.03752.x

2005
Thoresen, C. E., Oman, D., & Harris, A. H. S. (2005). The Effects of Religious Practices: A Focus on Health. In W. R. Miller & H. D. Delaney (Eds.), Judeo-Christian Perspectives on Psychology: Human Nature, Motivation, and Change (pp. 205-226). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. doi: 10.1037/10859-011

Oman, D., & Thoresen, C. E. (2005). Do Religion and Spirituality Influence Health? In R. F. Paloutzian & C. L. Park (Eds.), Handbook of the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality (pp. 435-459). New York: Guilford.

Guendelman, S., Angulo, V., Wier, M., & Oman, D. (2005). Overcoming the Odds: Access to Care for Immigrant Children in Working Poor Families in California. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 9(4), 351-362. doi: 10.1007/s10995-005-0018-2

Guendelman, S., Angulo, V., & Oman, D. (2005). Access to Health Care for Children and Adolescents in Working Poor Families: Recent Findings From California. Medical Care, 43(1), 68-78.

2004
Rugulies, R., Braff, J., Frank, J. W., Aust, B., Gillen, M., Yen, I. H., . . . Blanc, P. (2004). The psychosocial work environment and musculoskeletal disorders: Design of a comprehensive interviewer-administered questionnaire. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 45(5), 428-439. doi: 10.1002/ajim.20009

2003
Oman, D., & Thoresen, C. E. (2003). The Many Frontiers of Spiritual Modeling. The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 13(3), 197-213. doi: 10.1207/S15327582IJPR1303_04

Oman, D., & Thoresen, C. E. (2003). Without Spirituality does Critical Psychology Risk Fostering Cultural Iatrogenesis? Journal of Health Psychology, 8(2), 223-229. doi: 10.1177/1359105303008002664

Oman, D., & Thoresen, C. E. (2003). Spiritual Modeling: A Key to Spiritual and Religious Growth? The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 13(3), 149-165. doi: 10.1207/S15327582IJPR1303_01

Oman, D., Hedberg, J., Downs, D., & Parsons, D. (2003). A Transcultural Spiritually-Based Program to Enhance Caregiving Self-Efficacy: A Pilot Study. Complementary Health Practice Review, 8(3), 201-224. doi: 10.1177/1076167503250796

Oman, D., & Driskill, J. D. (2003). Holy Name Repetition as a Spiritual Exercise and Therapeutic Technique. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 22(1), 5-19.

2002
Oman, D., & Thoresen, C. E. (2002). “Does Religion Cause Health?”: Differing Interpretations and Diverse Meanings. Journal of Health Psychology, 7(4), 365-380. doi: 10.1177/1359105302007004326

Oman, D., & Myers, D. (2002). Ghaffar Khan: A Muslim Advocate of Nonviolence. Clio’s Psyche, 9(3), 138-140. download

Oman, D., Kurata, J. H., Strawbridge, W. J., & Cohen, R. D. (2002). Religious Attendance and Cause of Death Over 31 Years. International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine, 32(1), 69-89. doi: 10.2190/RJY7-CRR1-HCW5-XVEG

2001
Thoresen, C. E., Harris, A. H. S., & Oman, D. (2001). Spirituality, Religion, and Health: Evidence, Issues, and Concerns. In T. G. Plante & A. C. Sherman (Eds.), Faith and Health (pp. 15-52). New York: Guilford.

Ralph, N. B., Oman, D., & Forney, W. (2001). Treatment Outcomes with Low Income Children and Adolescents with Attention Deficit. Children and Youth Services Review., 23(2), 145-167. doi: 10.1016/S0190-7409(01)00131-1

2000
Oman, D., & Thoresen, C. E. (2000). Role of Volunteering in Health and Happiness. Career Planning and Adult Development Journal, 15(4), 59-70.

1999
Oman, D., Thoresen, C. E., & McMahon, K. (1999). Volunteerism and Mortality among the Community-Dwelling Elderly. Journal of Health Psychology, 4(3), 301-316. doi: 10.1177/135910539900400301

Oman, D., & Thoresen, C. (1999). Sex Differences in Cardiovascular Disease Mortality [Letter]. American Journal of Public Health, 89(9), 1441. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.89.9.1441

1998
Oman, D., & Reed, D. (1998). Religion and Mortality Among the Community-Dwelling Elderly. American Journal of Public Health, 88(10), 1469-1475. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.88.10.1469

Oman, D. (1998). Untitled [Letter in response to: Mallows, C (1998), the Zeroth Problem, American Statistician, 52, 1-9]. American Statistician, 52, 370-371.

1997
Fenster, L., Katz, D. F., Wyrobek, A. J., Pieper, C., Rempel, D. M., Oman, D., & Swan, S. H. (1997). Effects of psychological stress on human semen quality. Journal of Andrology, 18(2), 194-202. doi: 10.1002/j.1939-4640.1997.tb01900.x

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