Psychology and Scripture

Course #:

PSY

4-585

Division:

Humanities

Department:

Psychology

Suggested Age:

14-18

Prerequisites:

none

Psychology and Scripture

Course Description:

Process/Purpose

Jesus offers His followers an ‘abundant life’ in Him. And yet, why are so many of us weighed down with anxiety, depression, addictions and fear?


Psychology is the study of the mind and behavior, and while there are many theories on the topic, there is no better place to look than Scripture, where we discover who we are and what motivates our lives. The instructor will lead the class in exploring human thought processes and behavior in light of biblical truth.


This will be an excellent intro course in Psychology, while laying a solid biblical foundation for those interested in careers in counseling, social work, missions and ministry. This class will also serve as a catalyst for personal spiritual transformation for the student. Small group discussions, weekly journaling assignments and bible meditation will take the teachings and bring it to a personal level.


Topics include:

  • Our Unique Design: personality and learning styles

  • Brain processes: thought life and its effect on behavior

  • Relational Health: conflict resolution and the power of forgiveness

  • Disorders: Anxiety, Eating Disorders, Addictions, Depression

  • Community: connecting relationships as a foundation for emotional health

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