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Reflections on religious belief and prosociality: Comment on Galen (2012). Myers, D. G. Psychological Bulletin, 138, 913-917. Supplementary data on the religious engagement paradox available here. (PDF)

The religion paradox: If religion makes people happy, why are so many dropping out? (2011). Diener, E., Tay, L., & Myers, D. G. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 101, 1278-1290.

National secularity, individual religiosity, and human flourishing. (PDF) (2009, August/September). Myers, D. G. Perspectives, pp. 10–12.

Redeeming psychology with good science. (2009, June). Myers, D. G. Comment, pp. 23–25.

Religion is ridiculous? (2008, October). Myers, D. G. Sightings (from University of Chicago Martin Marty Center).

Believers can be reasonable. (2008, September 16). Myers, D. G. On Faith (newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/guestvoices).

Prayer's role in experiencing God's grace. (PDF) (2006, June 5). Myers, D. G. Christian Science Sentinel, p. 5.

Arm-twisting with the Almighty: Prayer experiment yields predicted result. (PDF) (2006, May). Myers, D. G. Science and Theology News, pp. 11–12.

Happier ever after (interview). (2006, March/April). Myers, D. G. Science & Spirit, pp. 60–63.

Another Christian perspective on homosexuality and the church. (PDF) (2005, Autumn). Myers, D. G. Reformed Review, 59, 1.

Psychological science meets the world of faith. (2005, October). Myers, D. G. APS Observer.

Skeptics and critically thinking people of faith share common ground. (PDF) (2003). Myers, D. G. Contemporary Psychology APA Review of Books, 48(4), 459-461.

Is prayer clinically effective? (2000). Myers, D. G. Reformed Review, 53(2), 95-102.

On assessing prayer, faith, and health. (2000). Myers, D. G. Reformed Review, 53(2), 119-126.

The funds, friends, and faith of happy people. (PDF) (2000). Myers, D. G. American Psychologist, 55, 56-67.

On professing psychological science and Christian faith. (PDF) (1996). Myers, D. G. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 15, 143-149.

Teaching, texts, and values. (PDF) (1995). Myers, D. G. Journal of Psychology and Theology, 34, 244-247.

Humility: Theology meets psychology. (PDF) (1995). Myers, D. G. Reformed Review, 48, 195-206.

Steering between the extremes: On being a Christian scholar in psychology. (PDF) (1991). Myers, D. G. Christian Scholar's Review, 20, 376-383.

Are we body and soul? A response to James Beck. (PDF) (1991). Myers, D. G. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 10, 36-38.

Yin and yang in psychological research and Christian belief. (PDF) (1987). Myers, D. G. Published simultaneously in Britain by Faith and Thought, 13. 33-52 and in the USA by Perspectives in Science and Christian Faith, 39, 128-139. (Reprinted in H. N. Malony, Ed., Psychology of Religion: Personalities, Problems, Possibilities. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1991.)

A social psychology of evangelism. (PDF) (1987). Myers, D. G., & Green, C. W. Reformed Review, 41(1), 29-43.