PSYCH 354

Psychology of Religion

Psychology College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Course Description

Classification of religious behavior and experience; source of religious motivation; religion and the growth process.

When Taught

Contact Department

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Title

1. Key assumptions of psychology, religion, and spirituality

Learning Outcome

Students will define psychology, religion, and spirituality and compare and contrast their key assumptions. Measurement: Multiple choice/Analytic essays.

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2. Critical examination of perspectives

Learning Outcome

Students will critically examine the implications of psychological perspectives on religion and spirituality, as well as the implications of religious and spiritual perspectives on psychology. Measurement: Analytic essays.

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3. Alternative perspectives

Learning Outcome

Students will identify alternative psychological, religious, and spiritual perspectives, examine their assumptions, and consider the value of their alternative implications to the relationship between these three worldviews. Measurement: Multiple choice/Analytical essays.

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4. Critical examination of one's own assumptions

Learning Outcome

Students will critically examine their own assumptions about the relationship between psychology, religion, and spirituality. Measurement: Analytical essays.