REL 3240 - Psychological Elements in Religion

This course offers students a survey of theories and approaches to the study of religion from the perspective of psychology, with an emphasis on psychoanalytical, analytical, humanistic, behavioral, and cognitive psychology as well as on other theorists and trends emerging out of or relating to these traditions in psychology. The seminal texts of such classical theorists as Freud, Jung, James, Otto, Fromm, Skinner, and Erickson will be considered, as well as more contemporary psychological approaches to religion.

Credits: 4 hours

Notes: This course satisfies General Education Area II: Humanities.

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