PSYC312

Psychology of Religion

Subject code

PSYC

Course Number

312

Department(s)

Instructor(s)

A. Douglass

Course Long Title

Psychology of Religion

Cross Listed Courses

Description

This course examines religion from a social-psychological perspective, focusing on current psychological science to understand why some humans find religion compelling and the implications of religious faith (or lack thereof). Topics include the psychological benefits of religious faith, negative outcomes of religious faith, the role of religion in inter-group conflict, how thoughts of the divine affect perceptions of physical space, and how mental systems make sense of information about religion. Prerequisite(s): PSYC 218.

Writing Credit

No writing credit

GEC This Course Belongs To

-

Class Restriction

Exclude First Years