The Psychophysiological Study of Patience


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Research Team
  • Sarah Schnitker, Project Leader
  • Benjamin Houltberg, Co-Project Leader


Related Publications
  • Schnitker, S., Houltberg, B., Dyrness, W., & Redmond, N. (2017). The Virtue of Patience, Spirituality, and Suffering: Integrating Lessons from Positive Psychology, Psychology of Religion, and Christian Theology. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 9, 264-275. doi/10.1037/rel0000099
  • Schnitker, S. A., Felke, T. J., Fernandez, N. A., Redmond, N., & Blews, A. E. (2017). Efficacy of self-control and patience interventions in adolescents. Applied Developmental Science, 3, 165-183. doi/10.1080/10888691.2016.1178578
  • Schnitker, S. A., Blews, A. E., & Foss, J. A. (2014). Patience and self-renewal. In E. A. Maynard and R. J. Wicks (Eds.), Clinician’s Guide to Self-Renewal: Essential Advice from the Field (pp. 205-227). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. Available at
  • Schnitker, S. A., & Westbrook, J. T. (2014). Do good things come to those who wait? Patience interventions to improve well-being. In A. C. Parks and S. M. Schueller (Eds.), The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Positive Psychological Interventions (pp. 155-167). Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell. doi/10.1002/9781118315927.ch8
  • Schnitker, S. A. (2012). An examination of patience and well-being. Journal of Positive Psychology, 7, 263-280. doi:10.1080/17439760.2012.697185
  • Schnitker, S. A., & Emmons, R. A. (2007). Patience as a virtue: Religious and psychological perspectives. Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion, 18, 177-207. doi:10.1163/ej.9789004158511.i-301.69


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