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PSYC 3775:The Psychology of Religion: An Empirical Approach

3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: (PSYC 1101  or SOCI 1101 ) and any 3000-level PSYC course
This course focuses on the study of the influence of religion and spirituality on human behavior. Empirical findings are presented and discussed that allow for the critical evaluation of the role of religion and spirituality in understanding human motivation, cognition, behavior, and individual differences in personality. Students will examine findings on contemporary psychobiological thinking and religion; varieties of religious experience; religion/spirituality in childhood; and the role of religion in morality, psychopathology, and coping.



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