Psychology and Theology Exam II
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Religion is the master motive. This person lives their religion. Enjoyment is inherently in the activity
Religion is for a person's own ends. Mostly self centered and often a show
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.
Creating the Shepherd Scale
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
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
what are the psychological implications of seeing God as a God of justice or a God of love?
- God of justice
- -fear him
- -maybe not a close relationship
- -take advantage
- -father figure
- -close relationship
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
What did Ellis find helpful and toxic about Christianity
- -encouraged to wark hard
- -acquire high frustration tolerance
- -forgiveness and grace
- -exclusivist (only true way)
- -demands certainty
"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.
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
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"
Similarities that Freud identified between OCD and religious practice?
- both have origins in fear
- both are symbolic in nature
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
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