Rel 115 (Psyc 115) Religion and Psychology (4)

A study of the origins, development and consequences of religion from a psychological perspective.  Attention will be given to classic and contemporary sources, with a focus on major psychoanalytic theorists of religion (Freud, Jung, Erikson); psychological analyses of religious experience (e.g., Wm. James, Victor Frankl); and the diverse cultural and religious forms that structure the connection between religion and psychology (e.g., Buddhist psychology, Japanese Morita therapy).  course examines the role of religion as a powerful meaning system that can affect the lives of individuals in terms of motivations, beliefs, emotions and behaviors, and can influence their interactions on both interpersonal and intergroup levels.  (HU)

Requirement: 
(HU)
Instructor: 
Steffen
Availability: 
Unavailable
Spring
2014