PSYC 2400

Psychology of Religion and Spirituality

Prereq: PSYC 1110

This course introduces students to the psychology of religion and spirituality. Topics include how people know what they know about religious and spiritual phenomena; psychosocial characteristics of religious traditions; individual differences in religiousness and spirituality; stereotyping and prejudice perpetrated by, and directed toward, religious and non-religious groups; biological, psychological, and social/cultural influences on personal religiousness; religious and spiritual experiences such as awe; religion, spirituality, and health; religion and violence; mindfulness; forgiveness; compassion; and gratitude.

Credits: 3
Semesters: Fall, Spring
MnTC Goals: 5 , 7

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