Introductory psychology courses can raise significant questions about the nature of being human. Christianity, with its emphasis on humans made in the image of God, has a clear perspective. Psychology offers answers too, but they are often subtly implied. This introductory guide, drawn from more than fifty years of classroom experience, provides students with a coherent framework for considering psychology from a Christian perspective. The authors explore biblical themes of human nature in relation to all major areas of psychology, showing how a Christian understanding of humans can inform the study of psychology. Brief, accessible chapters correspond to standard introductory psychology textbooks, making this an excellent supplemental text. End-of-chapter questions are included. A test bank for professors is available through Baker Academic's Textbook eSources.
About the Author
Paul Moes (PhD, Texas Christian University) is professor of psychology at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He previously taught at Dordt College for eighteen years. He has written about Christian approaches to understanding brain function, personal responsibility, and human nature. Donald J. Tellinghuisen (PhD, University of Iowa) is professor of psychology, also at Calvin College. He previously taught at Augustana College. He has published research on attention and distractibility as well as human decision making. Moes and Tellinghuisen have taught psychology for more than fifty years combined.