Understanding the thoughts, emotions and behaviors of self and others is critical to developing and maintaining interpersonal relationships. The wisest understanding of ourselves and others comes from looking through the lens of Scripture. In this course, students will study the field of psychology from a biblical perspective as they learn theories of historically significant psychologists who laid the foundation for scientific research and a clearer understanding of the human mind. This course explores how psychological perspectives influence personality and play a role in human development across the lifespan. Students examine how behaviors are developed, memories are stored and language is acquired. Students also learn about the symptoms and classifications of psychological disorders, along with the various forms of treatments available. After completing this course, students will be equipped with problem solving strategies and even learn strategies to cope with stress. Practical, everyday application of the content is a focus of this course as students learn to evaluate psychological theory and practice in light of God’s Word.
9th – 12th Grade recommended
- National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA®)
- University of California (UC)
Course Types Available:
- Full course (0.5 credit, 6 weeks minimum / 6 months maximum)
Biblical Integration Information:
The times and affairs of man are in the hands of the eternal and transcendent God. Human behavior and decisions often reveal our desire to grasp authority, coerce, manipulate, or intimidate others created in God’s image. Rather than being the master of our own fate, humans are created in the image of God and responsible to Him. Therefore, we should seek unity, justice, and reconciliation as we are guided by the principles of God’s Word. Our interactions with one another and with God can be patterned upon the historical person of Jesus Christ and sanctified as we relate to Him and seek His grace in our lives and times. Recognizing that our possessions and talents are to be used for the edification of our neighbor and the glory of God will lead us into true stewardship, citizenship, and social health as we wait patiently for His return and establishment of His eternal Kingdom.
To see how these truths are specifically explored in this course, visit the course information page in the course and click on “Guiding Principles.”
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