PSYCH 401 - Special Problems in Psychology as a Social Science
Section: 001 Religion and Spirituality
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Psychology (PSYCH)
Department: LSA Psychology
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Cost:
>100
Enforced Prerequisites:
One of the following: PSYCH 111, 112, 114, or 115.
Other Course Info:
Only 6 credits of PSYCH 400, 401, 402 combined may be counted toward a concentration plan in Psychology, and a maximum of 12 credits may be counted toward graduation.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Among the most important—but perplexing—of human traditions are those of religion and spirituality. Human beings are, perhaps uniquely, a species with spiritual interests, capable of spiritual development. Religions may be understood as the cultural traditions that have evolved to feed and to feed off of individual’s spiritual interests and the cognitive and emotional predispositions of the human mind. In this class we will examine the psychological source of similarities between disparate religious traditions, and how these traditions attempt to address humans’ fundamental spiritual concerns. We will delve into a number of distinct intellectual fields as they become relevant to our central concerns.

Course Requirements:

Assessment is by means of short written assignments and unannounced quizzes.

PSYCH 401 - Special Problems in Psychology as a Social Science
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Note: Psych 401-002 is only for students concurrently enrolled in Psych 457-002 who will be travelling to China.
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Note: Psych 401-011 meets in the Pillsbury Room, East Hall. Take East Hall Church St. entrance elevator to floor "4M".
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NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.


ISBN: 0759106657
How the Bible works : an anthropological study of evangelical biblicism, Author: Brian Malley, Publisher: AltaMira Press 2004
Required
ISBN: 0465006957
Religion explained : the evolutionary origins of religious thought, Author: Pascal Boyer., Publisher: Basic Books 2001
Required
ISBN: 9781598530629
The varieties of religious experience, Author: William James ; with an introduction by Jaroslav Pelikan., Publisher: Library of America 1st Librar 2010
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0521024668
Tradition as truth and communication : a cognitive description of traditional discourse, Author: Pascal Boyer, Publisher: Cambridge University Press Repr 1994
Required
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