Abstract

Several psychologists have attempted to articulate a theistic psychology or one consonant with their religious beliefs. Unfortunately, confusion over the concept of theism and a persistent naturalism in the discipline create substantial obstacles towards achieving a serious theistic psychology. It is suggested that these challenges can be overcome through examining alternative philosophies and methodologies for scientific psychology, exploring seminal articulations of God's activity, and providing a practical example of a theistic psychological research program.

Degree

MS

College and Department

Family, Home, and Social Sciences; Psychology

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Date Submitted

2009-07-16

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd3096

Keywords

Theism, psychology, prosocial research, God, God's activity, deism, dualism, supernaturalism, Marion, William James, Brent Slife, Christian psychology, religion, naturalism, radical empericism, hermeneutics, ruptures, revelation

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