Allies and Transformational Psychology

PSYC 420

Topic: Allies and Transformational Psychology

Choose 1 of the 2 prompts below on which to comment.

1. Entwistle noted that “theological reflection typically focuses more on God’s workings in the world,” while “psychological reflection typically focuses more on the workings of God’s world.” What implications does this have for the relationship between psychology and Christianity?

2. Kepler saw astronomers as “priests of Almighty God” who have “the honour of standing guard…at the door of the shrine at whose high altar Copernicus performs divine service.” How might this sentiment apply to all of us who study the book of God’s Works? How can we heed Kepler’s warning to “not consider the glory of our intellects, but the glory of God” in our academic and disciplinary pursuits?

APA format

500 words

References: atleast 3 – Bible ~ Textbook ~ Scholarly Journal

Textbook –

Entwistle, D. (2015). Integrative approaches to psychology and Christianity: An introduction to

worldview issues, philosophical foundations, and models of integration (3rd ed.). Eugene,

OR. Cascade Books.


Part I: Motivation, Emotion, and Behavior

1.Explain the relationships between motivation, emotion, and behavior. How does emotion affect motivation? Provide an example of a specific behavior, and the motivators and emotions that can be behind that behavior. Your response must be at least 300 words.

Part II: Theories of Emotion

2.Summarize the major theories of emotion. Identify which theory you think is the most valid. What makes this theory more valid to you than the others? Identify which theory of emotion you think is the least valid. What makes this theory less valid to you than the others? Your response must be at least 300 words

Part III: Thinking, Intelligence, and Creativity

3.Describe thinking, intelligence, and creativity. How are thinking, intelligence, and creativity related? Does one’s creativity illustrate anything about his or her thinking processes or level of intelligence? Why or why not? Your response must be at least 300 words.

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