This is our catalog of courses. We will occasionally adjust the course listing to reflect the addition of new courses and the retirement of others.
Learn the cultural impact of Freudian, Jungian, and other modern psychological theories; psychometrics; and recent Catholic psychology from a theological perspective.
This course examines important psychological theories from various influential modern psychologists. As before, topics will be looked at from a fairly philosophical and theological perspective. Not only will various psychological systems within the Catholic tradition be studied and discussed, we will also be taking a critical look at some problematic psychological systems that have had a significant cultural impact on society.
Parents should note that mature themes will be touched on in one or two classes when we discuss Sigmund Freud’s highly influential, yet discredited, theory of psychosexual development.
Week 1 through 3 – Early Modern Psychology
Week 4 through 5 – Freudian Psychology
Week 6 – Adlerian Psychology
Week 7 through 8 – Jungian Psychology
Week 9 – Psychometrics
Week 10 through 11 – Modern Catholic Psychology
Week 12 – Miscellaneous Psychology
Course materials: All materials provided FREE by the instructor as downloadable PDF files.
Homework: Homework will involve periodic automated quizzes involving fill-in-the-blank and short essay questions, a comprehensive exam, occasional readings, and an optional research paper. Expect to spend 1 to 2 hours per week outside of the classroom on homework.