The Introjected and the Intrinsic in Psychology and Christianity

Volume
Volume 5
Issue
Spring 1977
Title
The Introjected and the Intrinsic in Psychology and Christianity
Abstract

The psychoanalytic description of introjection, e.g., in the development of the superego, emphasizes the "swallowed whole" unassimilated, split-off quality of the introject. Psychology is seen to have introjects, e.g., from 19th century physics; Christianity either in individual or institutionalized from, is likewise seen to often have this split-off quality. In contrast, the "intrinsic religious orientation" (Allport) is correlated with self actualization, sanctification, and healthy functioning. Institutional Christianity (and psychology) as well as an individual Christian (and psychologist) needs the growth process of moving from an introjected to an intrinsic relationship to its beliefs and styles.

Author
Dr. J.A. Oakland
Pages
91 - 94
Price
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