LDS Perspectives and Psychology

LDS Perspectives and Psychology
Relationships between theories of psychology and LDS thought.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesPSYCH 307 & PSYCH 309 & PSYCH 310; or instructor's consent.
 TaughtFall, Winter
 ProgramsContaining PSYCH 353
Course Outcomes

1. Reasoned position on the enduring questions

Students will express a reasoned position on the enduring questions, issues, and concerns of the discipline of psychology that is grounded in and faithful to the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Measurement: Essay questions on exams/Term paper option.

2. Gospel-centered perspectives on psychological science

Students will identify various gospel-centered perspectives on psychological science (both in theory and practice) that have been offered by prominent LDS (and other Christian) scholars, as well as prophets, apostles, and other general authorities.

Measurement: Multiple choice questions on exams/Individual quizzes.

3. Critical thinking on basic assumptions about human nature

Students will demonstrate basic critical thinking skills by comparing and contrasting the basic assumptions about human nature found in the Restored Gospel and in the various secular traditions of mainstream psychology.

Measurement: Essay questions on exams/Term paper option.

4. Implications of assumptions for theory and practice

Students will identify and evaluate the various implications that these assumptions about human nature have for both the theory and practice of contemporary psychology.

Measurement: Multiple choice questions and essay questions on exams and quizzes/Term paper option.