Course Title : Psychology of Religion
Code Course
Credits ECTS
ISC 354-1 D 6 2 0 0 2.00 3
Lecturer and Office Hours
Teaching Assistant and Office Hours
Language English, Turkish
Course Level
Description In this subject it will be introduced the terms and problems of the religios psychology, it will be inquired the historical development, the difficulties encountered and the research fields.
Objectives To supply the students with knowledge, main problems, history and the field of research in the psychology of religion
Course Outline
1- The topics of psychology and it main field
2- The definition, content and the purpose of the psychology of the religion- The relationship of the religious psychology with other sciences- Research methods in the psychology of religion
3- The theory of persoanlity and the ego-The attitude and prejudices- Social influence and the harmony
4- Religious belifs- The definition of faith- The motivation of belief- Religious opinion and religious imagination
5- Religious feelings - The psychological aspects of worshipping -Repentance and its psychological inquiry- The religious attitude and religious will
6- Important periods in the human life and religion
7- sufist life- Transpersonal psychology
8Midterm Exam
9- Metaphysic dimension of existence
10- Changing the religion
11- Abnormal religious behaviour
12- The spirituality and spiritual needs
13- The psychotherapy and spiritual care
14- Positive psychology- Pastorial Psychology
15- Introduction of the projects by the students
16Final Exam
Other References
Laboratory Work
Computer Usage
Learning Outcomes and Competences
1The supply of the students with information regarding the issues of religious psychology and the abiliti to use the new information
2He recognises the national, moral and spiritual values and shows respective behaviour in the integrating role of th society.
3He will be informed regarding the fundamental issues regarding the religious Psychology
Course Evaluation Methods
In-term studies Quantity Percentage
Term Projects00
Contribution of in-term studies to overall grade60
Contribution of final examination to overall grade40
ECTS (Allocated Based on Student) Workload
Activities Quantity Duration
Total Workload
Course Duration (Including the exam week : 16 x Total course hours) 16232
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14228
Assignments 000
Midterms 155
Final examination 11010
Other 000
Total Work Load 75
Total Work Load / 25 (hours) 3

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