6/8 Oct. The Inner Experience Some leading thinkers such as Freud and Jung, on knowing.
Humanistic and transpersonal psychologies as wholistic schools of thought.
Readings: Chapter 3.
Psychology and Introspection
History of psychological thinking:
13/15 Oct. Complimentary Approaches to Religion and Spirituality Outer and Inner ways of
knowing; symbolism and identity.
Readings: Chapter 4.
Approaches to the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality
Two main approaches:
Argyle and Beit-Hallahmi (p.32) O
10 Sept. Introduction to class. No readings and 15 Sept. Ways of Knowing. Perception, states of
consciousness and the models used by psychology. DESCRIPTIVE and EXPLANATORY,
nature v.s. nurture models. A brief overview of the history of psychological musi
22/24 Sept. Theoretical Difficulties A discussion on why psychology, and psychologists, are
uncomfortable with discussion and analyzing religious phenomena. Why is this intersection
Readings: Chapter 1.
Chapter 1 notes from book: David Fontana
29 Sept/1 Oct. Definitions and Meanings What is religion? What differentiates it from
spirituality? Belief faith of the head and faith of the heart.
Readings: Chapter 2.
Some belief systems see the creator as eternally outside as in tra