Toward the Development of a Christian Psychology: Sensation and Perception

Volume
Volume 6
Issue
Summer 1978
Title
Toward the Development of a Christian Psychology: Sensation and Perception
Abstract

A Christian perspective on psychology is briefly reviewed. Sensation is seen as emphasizing how humans are similar to animals. Human sensory organs are similar anatomically and physiologically to those of other mammals. Humans are sensitive to similar stimuli and have similar neural pathways to the brain. Perception is seen as emphasizing how humans are created in the image of God. The central nervous system is not simply a passive receiver of sensory inputs, but an organizer of sensations, cognitions, motivations, and emotions into meaningful experiences. Extrasensory perception, meditation, drugs, dreams, and visions are also discussed from this perspective.

Author
Dr. R.L. Koteskey
Pages
200 - 209
Price
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