PSYC 2400 Psychology of Religion and Spirituality (3 cr)

Prereq: PSYC 1110

This course introduces students to psychological research related to religion and spirituality. Topics include "ways of knowing" what is true about religious and spiritual phenomena; relations between science and religion; similarities and differences between the concepts of "religion" and "spirituality"; individual differences in religious motivation; psychosocial differences across different religious traditions; biological, psychological, and environmental causes of personal religiousness; transformative experience; how religiousness relates with health outcomes and violence; emotions such as peace, awe, and compassion; and virtues such as forgiveness and gratitude.

Spring, Fall MnTC Goals: 5 & 7