Psychology of Faith Development

College Regis College
Instructor(s) Schner, Joseph G.
Course Code RGP6554HF
Semester First Semester
Section 0101
Online No
Credits One Credit
Location Toronto (St George Campus)

The course aims at distinguishing some of the more significant ways of conceptualizing human development in psychology and how they have influenced contemporary thinking about religious development. It will discuss the nature/nurture debate of religious development, that is, the various contextual factors and intra-psychic processes at work across the life span and their implication and influence in religious development. In the process it will explore some of the psychological issues involved in religious development and point out their applied relevance. Students will be asked to write several reports on assigned readings and a longer essay for the end of the term.

Department Pastoral Theology
Pre-Requisites A previous course in psychology and religion would be helpful but not essential.
Schedule Thu
Start Time 11:00
End Time 14:00
Hours Per Week 2
Minimum Enrolment 10
Maximum Enrolment 20
Enrolment Notes

Maximum/Minimum class size indicated includes both BD and Graduate students

Means of Evaluation
Previously Offered Winter 2022
Currently Offered Fall 2023