28 Mar, 2021
Aim of the Course
“Grace builds on Nature” by integrating the findings of Developmental Psychology with Christian Spirituality.
To understand the different stages of life-span development, the “crisis” of each stage, and its impact on spiritual growth.
To trace the human journey toward self-actualization and to recognize its parallel in the spiritual journey.
An overview of Developmental Psychology: purpose of study, life stages, outline of psychological theories of life-span development.
Freud’s theory of psychosexual development in childhood.
Erikson’s psychosocial theories.
Maslow’s theory of self-actualization.
Psychological growth and Christian maturity.
A 10 - 15 page typewritten research paper
Erikson, Erik H. Identity and the Life Cycle. London: W. Norton & Co., 1980.
Hall, Calvin S. A Primer of Freudian Psychology. New York: Mentor Book, 1979
Hurlock, Elizabeth B. Developmental Psychology: A Life-Span Approach, New York: McGraw Hill, 1980
Levinson, Daniel J. The Seasons of a Man’s Life. New York Publications: Balantine Books, 1978
Richo, David. How To Be An Adult: A Handbook on Psychological and Spiritual Integration. New York: Paulist Press, 1991
Whitehead, Evelyn E. & James D. Christian Life Patterns: The Psychological Challenges and Religious Invitations of Adult Life. New York: Image Books, 1982
To be confirmed
Fr. Michael Raymond