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Human Behavior and Spirituality: Theoretical Foundations

Purpose and method of psychology. Historical perspective. Bases of the nervous system, consciousness. Sensory processes, perception, cognition, memory, language and thought. Emotions and motivation. Learning process. Introduction to fundamental theoretical psychology of religion.

Faculté des sciences humaines >> Counselling et spiritualité

Minimiser l'horraire Horaire du cours pour la session : Automne 2017
Section Horaire Jour Endroit Professeur
Cours magistral
IPA 1121 W00
Cours offert en anglais
06 septembre - 06 décembre Mardi 09:00 - 12:00 En ligne Etienne Vallée
Section Horaire Jour Endroit Professeur
Cours magistral
IPA 1121 000
Cours offert en anglais
06 septembre - 06 décembre Mardi 09:00 - 12:00 GIG101 Etienne Vallée
Sommaire

Purpose and method of psychology. Historical perspective. Bases of the nervous system, consciousness. Sensory processes, perception, cognition, memory, language and thought. Emotions and motivation. Learning process. Introduction to fundamental theoretical psychology of religion.

Objectifs

To learn, through the psychological sciences lens, about constructs (such as, neural systems, consciousness, sensory processes, perception, etc.) involved in human feelings, behavior, and thoughts, and then analyze how these constructs interact with spirituality/religion, and ultimately how the combination of religion/spirituality and psychology affect human relationships within the self and with others.

Charge de travail
  • Deliberate presence in class & participation in class discussions & activities
  • Mandatory reading of the assigned chapters in the class textbook (~3-5 hrs/wk)
  • Mandatory reading of assigned articles on spirituality & psychology (as req’d)
  • Studying for and completing quizzes and exams
  • A brief term paper on the relationship between spirituality and psychology from specified APA books (see other readings below).
Évaluation
  • 25% Psychology & spirituality article summary and critique (short paper)
  • 45% quizzes & sessional exams
  • 30% Final exam
Lecture obligatoire

MANDATORY TEXTBOOK

Myers, D. G., & DeWall, N. N. (2016). Psychology (11th ed.). New York, NY: Worth.

OTHER READINGS

Pargament, K. I., Exline, J. J., & Jones, J. W. (2013). APA handbook of psychology, religion, and spirituality. Vol. 1, Context, theory, and research APA handbooks in psychology (pp. 1 online resource (xxvii, 740 p.))  -Available online at the UOttawa library

Pargament, K. I., Mahoney, A., & Shafranske, E. P. (2013). APA handbook of psychology, religion, and spirituality. Vol. 2, An applied psychology of religion and spirituality APA handbooks in psychology (pp. 1 online resource (xi, 709 p.)). –Available online at the UOttawa library

Assigned articles on psychology, spirituality and/or religion, to be specified in class.

Information importante

This course cannot be combined for credit with PSY1101, they are mutually exclusive.