Journal of Psychology and Theology

An academic journal promoting the integration of psychology and theology, where theology sets the boundaries for drawing conclusions. Its purpose is to present articles that have a biblical perspective on the nature of humankind.

Articles from Vol. 29, No. 4, Winter

American Psychologist. (Journal File)
Seligman, M.E.P., & Csikszentmihalyi, M. (2000). Positive psychology: An introduction Vol. 55 (1), 5-14 The authors of this article introduce a modern trend in the field of psychology, which is positive psychology. The purpose of this...
Christianity and Evolutionary Psychology: Introduction to Special Issue-Part 1
Evolution is one of those rare words that illicit strong and often contrary emotional reactions among people who usually share similar worldviews. Within the academic community, the Darwinian definition of the word is practically worshipped and thought...
Evolutionary Psychology as Computational Theory in the Cognitive Sciences
Scarcely a decade old, evolutionary psychology (EP) has developed a high profile within the cognitive sciences. EP's niche involves what David Marr (1982) called "computational theories:" functional descriptions of what information processing devices,...
Evolutionary Theory and the Emergence of Moral Nature
The views of morality presented by evolutionary psychology and Christian theology are generally considered mutually exclusive. Love is central to the Christian message, but the self-sacrifice of Christian love seems incompatible with an evolutionary...
Feeling Humans and Social Animals: Theological Considerations for an Evolutionary Account of Human Emotion
In an overview of God and evolutionary theory in recent thought, Barbour (2000) categorizes various proponents as representing either a conflict, independence, dialogue, or integration approach. Using an evolutionary psychological (EP) model of the...
Intelligent Design Psychology and Evolutionary Psychology: A Comparison of Rival Paradigms
The purpose of this article is to flesh out some details of the ideas at the core of the Intelligent Design movement as they apply to the field of psychology and to compare intelligent design psychology (IDP), specifically, a Christian version of IDP...
Journal of Clinical and Consulting Psychology. (Journal File)
Hall, Gordon C. Nagyama (2001). Psychotherapy research with ethnic minorities: Empirical, ethical, and conceptual issues Vol. 69 (3), 502-510 Hall's article discusses the need for culturally sensitive therapies (CSTs) for ethnic minorities. According...
Journal of Community Psychology. (Journal File)
Jason, L. A., Reichier, A., King, C., Madsen, D., Carnacho, J., & Marchese, W. (2001). The measurement of wisdom: A preliminary effort Vol. 29(5), 585-598 The authors present the Foundational Value Scale (FVS). It is an assessment device...
Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. (Journal File)
Dlugos, R. F., & Friedlander, M. L. (2001). Passionately committed psychotherapists: A qualitative study of their experiences Vol. 32(3), 298-304 The authors performed a qualitative study on a group of 12 peer nominated psychotherapists who...
Sex Differences: Evolved, Constructed, and Designed
Evolutionary psychology (EP) is reviewed as one currently popular theoretical framework to explain and predict psychological and behavioral differences between women and men. This approach has considerable promise, but there are numerous logical, theoretical,...
The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion. (Journal File)
Genia, V. (2001). Evaluation of the Spiritual Well-Being Scale in a sample of college students Vol. 11(1), 25-33 Genia examines the psychometric qualities of the Spiritual Well-Being Scale (SWBS). Originally, Paloutzian and Ellison (1982)...
The Pleistocene Mind: A Critical Review of Evolutionary Psychology, and an Introduction to Intelligent Design Psychology
Researchers and scientists in evolutionary psychology, a new theoretical perspective within the field of psychology, have proposed striking insights into human behavior based on our long evolutionary past. These insights and proposals have gained support...
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