Should ‘religiosity’ and ‘spirituality’ be treated as similar or distinct concepts within psychological science?
Literature reviews survey research on a particular area or topic in psychology. Their main purpose is to knit together theories and results from multiple studies to
give an overview of a field of research.
Literature review has two purposes: (1) to describe and compare studies in a specific area of research and (2) to evaluate those studies. Both purposes are vital: a
thorough summary and comparison of the current research is necessary before you can build a strong evaluative argument