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. 3, Fall

Common Sense Is Not Consensus: Professional Ethics as Marksman Ship
Tjeltveit's response to Hathaway's proposal to ground ethics on natural moral sense raises several significant issues and extends the discussion in important directions. Yet some of these issues arise from a misunderstanding of subtle but vital aspects...
Common Sense Professional Ethics: A Christian Appraisal
Christian organizations have joined the secular professions in spelling out detailed ethical codes. Yet what basis can be provided for the supposition that these ethical codes truly inform us about what is objectively right or wrong? Frequently, modern...
Contemporary Psychoanalysis
Safran, J. D. (1999) Faith, despair, will, and the paradox of acceptance Vol. 35(1), 5-23. This article is not typically regarded as integration literature, in that it does not address Christianity or religion specifically. However, Safran attends...
Contextualizing Models of Humility and Forgiveness: A Reply to Gassin
We reply to Gassin's (2001) valuable description of an Eastern Orthodox perspective on interpersonal forgiveness by discussing some socio-cultural issues related to eastern and western construals of forgiveness and humility. Differences in the social...
Forgiveness and Health: Review and Reflections on a Matter of Faith, Feelings, and Physiology
Empirical research on the links between forgiveness and both mental and physical health is burgeoning. This article reviews current research, with reflections on how Christians might engage this literature. It considers Christian and psychological...
Interpersonal Forgiveness from an Eastern Orthodox Perspective
In the last 15 years, Christian and secular psychologists in the western tradition have written much about interpersonal forgiveness and reconciliation. The eastern Christian tradition (i.e., the Orthodox Church) has not had much of a voice in this...
Journal of Clinical Psychology
Exline, J. J., Yali, A. M. Sanderson, W. C. (2000) Guilt, discord, and alienation: The role of religious strain in depression and suicidality Vol. 56(12), 1481-1496 The authors of this article hypothesize that religious strain is associated with...
Journal of Psychology and Christianity
Fallow, G. O. & Johnson, W.B. (2000) Mentor relationships in secular and religious professional psychology programs Vol. 19(4), 363-376 The authors of this article researched the prevalence and nature of mentor-protege relationships in religiously...
Natural Moral Sense as Basis for Professional Ethics: An Important Proposal but Unlikely to Produce Excellence
Psychologists' neglect of the very important basis for professional ethics and other ethical dimensions of psychology can be overcome, in part, by Hathaway's (2001) proposal to ground ethics, not on certain foundations provided by reason, but on natural...
Parental Attachment, Reverse Culture Shock, Perceived Social Support, and College Adjustment of Missionary Children
This study explored: (a) the differences between MKs and Non-MKs on measures of parental attachment, perceived social support, reverse culture shock and college adjustment; (b) within-group difference on the personality measures for MKs; and (c) the...
Pastoral Psychology
Howe, L. T. (1998) Self-differentiation in Christian perspective Vol. 46(5), 347-362 In this article, Howe uses the family systems concept of self-differentiation within the context of church congregations. The first part of the article covers...
Studia Psychologica
Orlicka, L. (1999) Interaction between religiosity and self-concept Vol. 41(4), 345-348. The author of this article discusses the relationship between religiosity and self-concept. Orlicka notices that religion is a social and cultural element,...
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