Spiritual Psychology – PSY 521

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course examines the spiritual implications of major Western psychologies including Freud, Jung and Maslow. It also compares Western psychologies with the Eastern spiritual psychologies found in Yoga, Zen Buddhism, and Sufism.

 

 

COURSE SESSIONS AND TOPICS

This course is divided into ten, one-hour sessions. The introductory session, Spiritual Psychology is presented in both audio and video format to better acquaint the student with the instructor.

Session 1 – Spiritual Psychology
Session 2 – Archetypal Psychology
Session 3 – Transforming Our Defenses, Part 1
Session 4 – Transforming Our Defenses, Part 2
Session 5 – Psychology of Consciousness, Part 1
Session 6 – Psychology of Consciousness, Part 2
Session 7 – Farther Reaches of Human Nature, Part 1
Session 8 – Farther Reaches of Human Nature, Part 2
Session 9 – Mystical Psychology, Part 1
Session 10 – Mystical Psychology, Part 2


LEARNING OUTCOMES FOR THIS COURSE

Outcome 1: Students will be able to describe in writing Jung’s concept of archetypes.

Outcome 2: Students will able to identify the basic concepts and personality theories of Freud, Jung and Maslow including defense mechanisms, self-actualization and archetypes.

Outcome 3: Students will be able to identify and explain models of human nature found in the Eastern spiritual traditions of Yoga, Zen Buddhism and Sufism.

Outcome 4: Students will be able to recognize and describe the key issues in “spiritual psychology.”

Outcome 5: Students will be able to describe in writing the basic concepts and dynamics of Western personality theories including those of Freud, Jung and Maslow.

Outcome 6: Students will be able to clearly articulate in writing theories covered in the course and relate these theories to the field of spiritual psychology.


PROFESSOR

Robert Frager , Ph.D. – Social Psychology, Harvard University. Professor of Psychology and Chair, Spiritual Guidance Program, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. Author of, “Personality and Personal Growth,” “Who Am I? Personality Types for Self-Discovery,” “Heart, Self, and Soul,” and other works on psychology, Sufism and Islam.

 

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PURCHASE AUDIO / VIDEO

The lecture series from this course is also available for independent study.
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