Department of Psychology of Religion

Psychology of Religion examines the nature of man’s religious life from various perspectives and applies psychological methods to decode his spiritual dimension. The science focuses on decipherable personal religious behaviours rather than on the phenomenon of religion itself. In this regard, Psychology of Religion attempts to describe the details, origins, and uses of religious behaviours.
Topic analysed in this discipline include the relation between religion and psychological health, religious symbols, mystical states, religious thought, senses-behaviours and related factors, the origin of the belief in religion and God, religious conversion, and types of religious personalities. Psychology of Religion cooperates with other sciences, including Sufism, Sociology of Religion, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology, and the like.

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