School Of Social Sciences And Psychology

Psychology of ReligionWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 101192.2

Discipline: PSYCHOLOGY

Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
The unit applies knowledge and skills introduced in the units 100020 - Social and Developmental Psychology and 100018 - Personality, Motivation and Emotion. Completion of these units is desirable.

Equivalent Units
B3921 - Psychology of Religion

101183 Psychology: Behavioural Science AND 101184 Psychology: Human Behaviour

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Pre-requisites will not apply to students enrolled in courses 1630 Graduate Diploma in Psychological Studies and 1501 Graduate Diploma in Psychology. Enrolment in these awards requires graduate status; hence the students have demonstrated proficiency in tertiary studies. Each applicant in these awards is assessed individually and provided with an individual study sequence by the Course Advisor.

About this Unit
In 2013, this unit replaced by 101958 - Science of Well-being. Religion is an important aspect of cultural diversity within Australia. Since a person's religion or spirituality is shaped by psychological processes, and personal religion/spirituality affects an individual's psychological functioning, it is an important focus of psychological inquiry. The objective of the unit is to allow students to reflect on the complexity of religion and spirituality, to evaluate psychological accounts of religion, understand the impact of religiosity upon physical and mental health, and to explore different approaches to therapy with religious clients.



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