Psychology and Theology Exam II

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Psychology and Theology Exam II
2011-03-03 21:19:38
Psychology Theology Exam Roberts Wesleyan College

Psychology and Theology Exam II
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  1. Intrinsic Faith
    Religion is the master motive. This person lives their religion. Enjoyment is inherently in the activity
  2. Extrinsic Faith
    Religion is for a person's own ends. Mostly self centered and often a show
  3. Quest Faith
    This person is searching and can honestly face existential questions with complexity and doubt. This person is aware that they may never know the final answers but it's worth the shot.
  4. Creating the Shepherd Scale
    5 authors

    each took a section of the scofield reference bible and looked for passages pertaining to Christian life and behavior. all came together and pu the verses into 1 of 5 categories

    each category received a question and a questionaire was given to 24 roberts students.

    Study was promiseing but shrunk into two categories: belief and christian walk

    questions were based on a 4 pt scale
  5. What are the findings of social sources in personal religion is regard to education and religious experience?
    increased education=increased rate in church church membership/attendance

    increased education=decrease in holding traditional or fundemental beliefs

    there is a large shift in reference group and face significant religious skepticism while being aware from parents and home community. they may feel strong social pressure
  6. what are the psychological implications of seeing God as a God of justice or a God of love?
    • God of justice
    • -fear him
    • -judge
    • -maybe not a close relationship

    • love
    • -take advantage
    • -father figure
    • -close relationship
  7. What are the ABCDEF of Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy
    • A ctivating events
    • B eliefs about A
    • C onsequent emotions and behaviors
    • D ispute irrational beliefs
    • E stablish effective rational beliefs
    • F eeling better
  8. What did Ellis find helpful and toxic about Christianity
    • helpful:
    • -encouraged to wark hard
    • -acquire high frustration tolerance
    • -forgiveness and grace

    • toxic:
    • -exclusivist (only true way)
    • -unscientific
    • -demands certainty
    • -inflexable
  9. Unconditional Regard
    "You are altogether acceptable to me just the way you are"

    example: Jesus loved the woman at the well and the woman caught in adultery. The sinners and the tax collectors.
  10. Empathy
    Quality of hearing accurately what a person is saying with his voice, attitude, and body.

    example: woman at the well, he knew about her husband and what was in her heart

    possibly the pharisees when Jesus knows that they are testing him and what is in their hearts
  11. Personal Congruence
    honesty within the therapist or helping person which calls him to a deep geuineness, an inner agreement with himself

    example: "I and the father are one" "God oh God why have you forsaken me"
  12. Similarities that Freud identified between OCD and religious practice?
    • Similarities:
    • both have origins in fear
    • both are symbolic in nature
  13. What did Freud mean when when he called religion an illusion?
    Not that it was not true, but that it was unnecessary. It is simply a structure to fulfill a need, which will soon be filled by science