BYU Independent Study - Online Courses

LDS Perspectives and Psychology



$ 579.00

Instructor: Edwin E Gantt PhD
Credits: 3.00

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PSYCH 307 (Writing within Psychology) & PSYCH 309 (Psychological Testing) & PSYCH 310 (Psychological Research Design and Analysis); or instructor's consent.


Relationships between theories of psychology and LDS thought.

Course Content:

Required Modules
0. Preparation and Background: Logical Arguments
1. Setting the Stage: Characteristics of an LDS Psychology
2. Greek vs. Hebrew Worldviews
3. Secular vs. Christian Perspectives on Truth
4. Apostasy and Restoration
5. Leveling the Playing Field
6. Basics of Moral Agency
7. Individualism vs. Relationality
8. Moral Constraints on Sexuality
9. The Atonement and Therapy
10. The Church and Same-Sex Attraction
Optional Modules
A. Self-Esteem and Self-Confidence
B. Contract vs. Covenant Marriage
C. Self-betrayal Theory
D. Rogerian Psychology
E. Forgiveness and Therapy
F. Theistic Approaches to Therapy
G. The Dangers of Biological Reductionism
H. Therapy and Sexual Attraction
I. Same-Sex Parenting

Online Courses:

Course materials are accessed online, and all assignments must be submitted online. Optional course readings may be available but do not include the self-check assignments or graded assignments.
Optional Materials Cost
   PSYCH 353 Reading packet    $ 20.00