Advanced studies of diverse topics and thinkers at the interface of religion and psychology. Topics to be explored include “Religion, Healing and Mental Illness,” “Religion and Neuroscience,” “Possession, Ecstasy and Divine Madness,” “Religious Life and Family Systems,” “Psychology of Mysticism,” “Religion and the Imagination” and “Faith, Morality and Human Development.” Thinkers and theories include William James and phenomenology, Carl Jung and archetypal psychology, Ana-Maria Rizzuto and object relations theory, Heinz Kohut and self psychology. This course may be repeated for credit where the topic is not repetitive. Prerequisite: At least one course in RELG or in PSYC, or consent of the instructor.
2016-2017 Course Catalog / Courses / Topics in Religion and Psychology