Exploring Psychology and Christian Faith: An Introductory Guide

Paul Moes and Donald J. Tellinghuisen

Exploring Psychology and Christian Faith: An Introductory Guide
Exploring Psychology and Christian Faith: An Introductory Guide

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Introductory psychology courses can raise significant questions about the nature of being human. Christianity, with its emphasis on humans made in the image of God, has a clear perspective. Psychology offers answers too, but they are often subtly implied.

Drawn from more than fifty years of classroom experience, this introductory guide provides students with a coherent framework for considering psychology from a Christian perspective. The authors explore biblical themes of human nature in relation to all major areas of psychology, showing how a Christian understanding of humans can inform the study of psychology. Brief, accessible chapters correspond to standard introductory psychology textbooks, making this an excellent supplemental text. End-of-chapter questions are included.

  • Contents
  • Five Themes of a Biblical View of Human Nature
  • Introduction: Why Did I Do That?
  • 1. Who Am I? Themes of Human Nature
  • 2. Test Time! Research Methodology
  • 3. "Bodies Revealed": Brain and Behavior 1
  • 4. The Ghost in the Machine: Brain and Behavior 2
  • 5. Who Is in Control: Consciousness
  • 6. Making Sense of Your Surroundings: Sensation, Perception, and Attention
  • 7. Change from the Heart: Learning
  • 8. Remember Me? Memory
  • 9. Think about It! Thinking--Decision Making and Reasoning
  • 10. Moving toward a Goal: Developmental Psychology
  • 11. Trust Your Feelings! Emotion
  • 12. We're in This Together! Social Psychology 1
  • 13. Faithful Attitude and Action: Social Psychology 2
  • 14. The Real You! Personality
  • 15. In Search of Normality: Psychological Disorders
  • 16. "Meaningful" Healing: Therapy
  • References
  • Indexes


Pages: 304
Publisher: Baker Academic
Published: 2014
ISBN-10: 0801049261
ISBN-13: 9780801049262

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