Tyler Greenway

Tyler Greenway


2013-2017: Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA (Doctor of Philosophy in Psychological Science, Master of Arts in Psychological Science)

2010-2013: Calvin Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, MI (Master of Divinity)

2007-2010: Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI (Bachelor of Arts in Psychology)


Dr. Tyler Greenway teaches Statistics and Research Design (255), Fundamentals of Research and Practice (256), and Psychology and Religion (399). He holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Psychological Science from Fuller Theological Seminary, an MDiv from Calvin Theological Seminary, and a B.A. in Psychology from Calvin University. Greenway’s work focuses on the psychology of religion, character and virtue development, the integration of psychology and theology, and the application of psychology in religious contexts. Before joining Calvin’s faculty, Greenway served as an Associate Research Scientist in the Science of Virtues Lab at Baylor University and the Research Director for the Fuller Youth Institute.


Greenway, T. S., Carnall, A., Bradbury, J., Griffin, B. M., & Powell, K. E. (2023). Faith beyond youth group: A framework for character-forming discipleship in youth ministry. Journal of Youth Ministry, 21(1), 89-107.

Greenway, T. S. (2022). Special objects. In J. L. Barrett (Ed.), The Oxford handbook of the cognitive science of religion (pp. 191-214). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190693350.001.0001

Greenway, T. S., Lee, Y., Bradbury, J., Yenney, A. D., Nopachai, L., Tamez Méndez, E., Griffin, B. M., & Powell, K. E. (2022). Character-forming discipleship: An analysis of the discipleship practices of ministry leaders across the United States. Journal of Youth Ministry, 20(2), 46-64.

Greenway, T. S. & Barrett, J. L. (2022). Theology and the cognitive science of religion. In B. N. Wolfe et al. (Eds.), St. Andrews encyclopedia of theology. St. Andrews, UK: University of St. Andrews. Retrieved from https://www.saet.ac.uk/Christianity/TheologyandtheCognitiveScienceofReligion

Greenway, T. S., Powell, K. E., Hanle, L. E., Jacques, P. E., & Schnitker, S. A. (2021). “Many are the plans”: An analysis of goals described by youth ministry leaders. Archive for the Psychology of Religion, 43(3), 253-268. doi:10.1177/00846724211036965

Greenway, T. S. (2021). Attending to the multidimensional nature of spirituality and faith: Integrating spiritual development and Moral Foundations Theory. Christian Education Journal: Research on Educational Ministry. doi:10.1177/0739891320986162

Greenway, T. S. (2020). A review of theories accounting for the relationship between intercessory prayer and prosocial behavior: Current research and future directions. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 12(1), 66-76. doi:10.1037/rel0000209

Greenway, T. S., & Barrett, J. L. (2020). Evolutionary developmental psychology of children’s religious beliefs. In J. R. Liddle & T. K. Shackelford (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of evolutionary psychology and religion (pp. 69-82). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199397747.013.7

Greenway, T. S., Jin, J., Shepherd, A. M., & Schnitker, S. A. (2019). Beyond the liberal-conservative binary: Generosity, religion, and a latent profile analysis of moral foundations in a Christian sample. In P. S. Herzog, U. O. Osili, & C. J. Clark (Eds.), The science and imagination of living generously, Special issue with American Behavioral Scientist, 63(14), 1938-1964. doi:10.1177/0002764219850867

Gregory, J. P., Greenway, T. S., & Keys, C. (2019). Gods and talking animals: The pan-cultural recall advantage of supernatural agent concepts. Journal of Cognition and Culture, 19(1-2), 97-130. doi:10.1163/15685373-12340050

Greenway, T. S., Schnitker, S. A., & Shepherd, A. M. (2018). Can prayer increase charitable giving? Examining the effects of intercessory prayer, moral intuitions, and theological orientation on generous behavior. The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 28(1), 3-18. doi:10.1080/10508619.2017.1406790

Greenway, T. S., & Barrett, J. L. (2018). Cognitive science, sensus divinitatis and Christ. In A. B. Torrance & T. H. McCall (Eds.), Christ and the created order: Perspectives from theology, philosophy, and science (Vol. 2, pp. 245-258). Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Academic.

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