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Q&A Exam 1

Asking those hard questions

3 Reasons religious experiences are hard to study: 1. Subjective 2. Vague, unquantifiable experiences 3. Religious/Ordinary overlap
3 Major Schools of Psych of Religion 1. Depth Psychology 2. Humanistic 3. Empirical
Freud: Religion is... A mental illness (belief = illusion, Practicing = neurosis)
Freud: Origin of Religion? Fulfillment of a father figure (regression)
Freuds (+/-) assessment of Religion: (-) Religion should be replaced by science and reason
Jung: Religion is... Psychological process of individiation
James: Religion is... The experience of a spiritual reality
Fromm: Religion is... Object of devotion and a fram of orientation
Maslow: Religion is... Psychlogical process of self-actualization
Frankl: Religion is... Object of meaning
Jung: Psychology of religion: Archetypes arising from unconscious
James: Psychology of religion: Conscious experience of spiritual reality arising from unconscious + beyond
Fromm: Psychology of religion: Human need for comprehension and commitment
Maslow: Psychology of religion: The expression of innate human needs and experiences
Frankl: Psychology of religion: Will to meaning arising from spirit
Jung (+/-) assessment of Religion: (+) Psychic wholeness
James (+/-) assessment of Religion: (+) "Zest of life"
Fromm (+/-) assessment of Religion: (+) Humanistic, (-) Authoritarian
Maslow (+/-) assessment of Religion: Depends: (+) Psychological, (-) if religionized process
Frankl (+/-) assessment of Religion: (+) Provides existential grounding