PSY 3310 - 4 - Definitions & Models - 2 - Outline

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PSY 3310: Psychology & Religion Definitions & Models – Defining Religion/Religiousness I. Discussion II. Personal vs. Social III. Functional vs. Substantive IV. Pargament’s (1997) Definition V. Dimensions of Religious Commitment
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Discussion
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Personal vs. Social A. Personal = How religion _______ in an individual’s life C. Social (or Interpersonal) = Refers to specialized social groups; religion as a _______ _______ - Psychology focuses primarily on _______ aspects (cf., Sociology,
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Functional vs. Substantive A. Substantive - Deals w/ _______ ; what is believed Religion = dealing with something ____ , holy, transcendent C. Functional - Deals w/ the _______ it serves Religion = deals w/ _______ _______ of existence
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Functional vs. Substantive (cont’d) C. Functions of Psychology vs. Religion Hypothesis: Psychology is taking over _______ that religion has previously satisfied for many years. e.g., psychotherapy = _______ personal growth = _______ ethics = _______
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Functional vs. Substantive (cont’d) Other parallels between psychology & religion? - Deal w/ _______ - Stress the person & social to varying degrees - Used to ease suffering - Considered “ _______ ” by hard science - Deal with _______
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Functional vs. Substantive
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