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.
College and Department
Family, Home, and Social Sciences; Psychology
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Melling, Brent S., "Overcoming the Challenges: Toward a Truly Theistic Psychology?" (2009). Theses and Dissertations. 2202.
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