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Dr. Ralph W. Hood Jr.

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University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

441 McKenzie Arena Dept 3503 615 McCallie Ave

Chattanooga, Tennessee 37403

United States

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The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is a public university that was founded in 1886 and later became part of the University of Tennessee system. UTC, considered a national model for metropolitan universities, offers over 140 undergraduate majors an ... more

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Affiliations

Advisory Board Member
Unlimited Love

Editor Emeritus
Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion

Board Member
Internationalle Gesellschaft Für Religionpsychologie

Member of Advisory Board
Metanexus Institute

Education

Ph.D.

joint doctorate

Sociology and Psychology

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Wising Up Press/Universal Table: GOD SPEAKS MY LANGUAGE, CAN YOU? by Heather Tosteson Wising Up Press Libarary - Look Inside

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Dr. Ralph W. Hood Jr., Professor of Social Psychology, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga


Snake-Handling Preachers Open Up About 'Takin' Up Serpents' | WKU Public Radio

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Serpents don't get tamed," says Ralph Hood, a psychology professor at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, who has documented hundreds of hours of serpent handling over 25 years. Having said that, Hood says he has brought herpetologists to services to try and understand why it is that handlers can pick up reptiles with impunity, even walk on them barefoot, and receive so few snake bites.

"All I know is that these people do handle [snakes], and most of the time they are not bit, and they can do what scientists think is not likely. Nobody has a good explanation," he says.
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BURNETT: Ralph Hood is a psychology professor at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga who has documented hundreds of hours of serpent-handling over 25 years.
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RALPH HOOD: But it's kind of like playing Russian roulette. The more frequently you handle, the more likely you are to get a bite. Serpents don't get tamed.
BURNETT: Having said that, Hood has brought herpetologists to services to try and understand why it is that handlers can pick up reptiles with impunity, even walk on them barefoot, and receive so few snakebites.
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HOOD: All I know is that these people do handle, and most of the time they are not bit and they can do what scientists think is not likely.


RALPH HOOD, University ...

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RALPH HOOD, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

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RALPH HOOD, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Ralph Hood is Professor of Psychology at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He has a long-standing interest in the empirical study of religion. His research has focused upon religious experience, especially mystical experience. In addition, he continues extensive fieldwork on the serpent handling holiness sects of Appalachia. He is a past president of the Psychology of Religion division of APA and a recipient of the William James award from that division. He was involved in the creation of the International Journal for the Psychology of Religion , where he served as Book Review Editor and also as Co-editor. He is a past Editor of the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion . He is currently a board member of the Internationalle Gesellschaft Für Religionpsychologie.


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RALPH HOOD, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

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RALPH HOOD, University of Tennessee at ChattanoogaRalph Hood is Professor of Psychology at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.He has a long-standing interest in the empirical study of religion.His research has focused upon religious experience, especially mystical experience.In addition, he continues extensive fieldwork on the serpent handling holiness sects of Appalachia.He is a past president of the Psychology of Religion division of APA and a recipient of the William James award from that division.He was involved in the creation of the International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, where he served as Book Review Editor and also as Co-editor.He is a past Editor of the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion.He is currently a board member of the Internationalle Gesellschaft Für Religionpsychologie.


Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion | Articles

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Author: Ralph W. Hood, Jr. (University of Tennessee at Chattanooga) and W. Paul Williamson (Henderson State University)

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