Academic Catalog

Psychology (PSY)

PSY 6200  Christian Faith and Scientific Worldview  (3 Credits)  
This course investigates history, epistemologies, and worldviews influencing Research Psychology and dominant psychological theories. We will integrate Christian worldviews in our class discussions of the history of psychological research and theory development. We will reflect on how scientific worldviews align with or diverge from Christian theology, and consider how our worldviews affect our research. This course traces historical developments in psychological research, historical developments in Christian thought, and how the two interrelate. Particularly important are theological and epistemological bases for psychological research and its implications for practice.