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Todd W Hall

  • Professor of Psychology

Todd W. Hall, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and Professor of Psychology at Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University. He is the founder and former director of the Institute for Research on Psychology and Spirituality at Rosemead.  He also serves as a Faculty Affiliate in the Harvard Human Flourishing Program within the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University.

Dr. Hall’s writing and research focus on relational approaches to spiritual development, leadership/organizational development and flourishing. He has won awards for his research from the American Psychological Association and the Christian Association for Psychological Studies.  Dr. Hall has published extensively in journals such as Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, Mental Health, Culture and Religion, Journal of Family Psychology, Journal of Psychology and Christianity and the Journal of Psychology and Theology.

Over the past two decades he has worked to develop a broad theory of Relational Spirituality, the subject of his forthcoming book called Relational Spirituality: An Integrative Paradigm of Spiritual Transformation.  As part of this research program, Dr. Hall has developed several widely used measures of relational spirituality (Spiritual Assessment Inventory, Spiritual Transformation Inventory, SpiritPulse) and published empirical research on topics such as attachment to God, attachment and psychological well-being and longitudinal trends of college student spirituality.  He recently developed a model and measure of relational virtue in leadership and led a study on the role of relational connection in leadership and organizational culture. His current research focuses on emerging adult spirituality, the measurement of well-being and positive leadership.

Dr. Hall consults regularly to organizations in the areas of leadership/organizational development and employee motivation and maintains a small clinical practice specializing in attachment-based psychoanalytic psychotherapy with adults.

Dr. Hall earned an MA and PhD in Clinical Psychology from Rosemead School of Psychology, and an MA and doctoral specialization in Measurement and Psychometrics from UCLA.

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