PSYC-399   Psychology and Religion

This capstone course examines relationships between psychology and religion. It includes discussions of how several major psychologists have attempted to explain religious faith and practice. The course examines frameworks that have been proposed for relating Christian beliefs about persons and psychological explanations. Consideration is given to how these frameworks have influenced recent investigations of areas related to our experiences of Christian faith (e.g., perception, moral development, and emotion). Prerequisites: Psychology 151 and three additional psychology courses or permission of the instructor. See financial aid for a description of the Templeton Award.