Universität Wien

190208 VO M6: Introduction to the Psychology of Religion (2009W)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 19 - Bildungswissenschaft

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Mittwoch 18.30 bis 20.00
Beginn 7.10.09
Schenkenstraße 8-10, 1010 Wien, Hs. 1
Für Studierende der Islamischen Religionspädagogik
Offen auch für Studierende des Erweiterungscurriculums Psychoanalyse


Language: German

Examination dates



Currently no class schedule is known.


Aims, contents and method of the course

Psychology of religion is an interdisciplinary field par excellence which interlinks psychological theories and theories of religion based on different anthropologies. All notable psychological and psychotherapeutic schools were more or less involved in religion, searching for the intrapsychic emergence and function of religion for psychic processes. The psychology of religion understands itself as an empirical science, also works with empirical methods and inquires the psychosocial conditions of religious experiences, ideas and modes of behaviour.

Assessment and permitted materials

Kolloquiumsprüfung oder Klausur nach Wahl.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The students shall in the end be familiar with the procedure of empirical research, the main important concepts of psychology of religion with its various anthropological premises and its various understanding of religion.

Examination topics

Lecture; overhead-presentation of significant written sources, theses, graphics and pictures which will also be handed out as a paper; with discussion.

Reading list

Als Einstieg:
Susanne Heine, Grundlagen der Religionspsychologie, Modelle und Methoden, Göttingen: UTB 2528, 2005. David M. Wulff, Psychology of Religion. Classic and Contemporary Views, New York: John Wiley&Sons, 21997.

Association in the course directory

EC 2 - Pflichtmodul

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