Toward the Development of a Christian Psychology: Personality

Volume
Volume 7
Issue
Summer 1979
Title
Toward the Development of a Christian Psychology: Personality
Abstract

This is the fourth in a series of articles placing various areas of psychology in a Christian perspective. First, the major approaches to personality are considered. The psychoanalytic and behavioristic approaches are seen as emphasizing the animal-like aspects of human personality, while humanistic and cognitive approaches emphasize the similarity of humans to God. Then personality is placed in a Christian perspective. Humans are seen as being similar to animals in terms of physical beings, sensation, learning, and biological motivation. They are also seen as being similar to God in terms of spiritual being, perception, cognitive processes, and cognitive motivation. Humans are also unique in that they have sinned and have the potential for salvation. Finally, some issues in the measurement of personality are discussed.

Author
Dr. R.L. Koteskey
Pages
92 - 104
Price
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