Psychology

More Resources for a Deeply Formed Spiritual Life

Kenneth T. Wang

Pursuing Truth Through Empirical Science: What Do the Data Say?

In the second of seven videos on “Pursuing Truth Through Empirical Science,” Kenneth T. Wang explains how data analysis provides an objective approach to confirming, or disconfirming, hypotheses.

Kenneth T. Wang

Pursuing Truth Through Empirical Science: Gideon As a Faithful Researcher

In the fourth of seven videos on “Pursuing Truth Through Empirical Science,” Kenneth T. Wang notes how empirical science and our belief in God intersect as both involve a movement toward truth.

Kenneth T. Wang

Pursuing Truth Through Empirical Science: Research As the Pursuit of Truth

In the fourth of seven videos on “Pursuing Truth Through Empirical Science,” Kenneth T. Wang notes how empirical science and our belief in God intersect as both involve a movement toward truth.

Kenneth T. Wang

Pursuing Truth Through Empirical Science: Understanding Human Emotions

In the fifth of seven videos on “Pursuing Truth Through Empirical Science,” Kenneth T. Wang talks about how the psychological sciences help us understand emotions—beyond cognition, thoughts, and beliefs.

Kenneth T. Wang

Pursuing Truth Through Empirical Science: On Being Empathized

In the sixth of seven videos on “Pursuing Truth Through Empirical Science,” Kenneth T. Wang discusses empathy and the ways God empathizes with our human experience and emotions.

Kenneth T. Wang

Pursuing Truth Through Empirical Science: The Importance of Humility

In the last of seven videos on “Pursuing Truth Through Empirical Science,” Kenneth T. Wang encourages humility as he emphasizes the reality that none of us are perfect of self-sufficient.

Kutter Callaway

The Cognitive Sciences and Belief

In the first of nine videos on “The Cognitive Sciences and Belief,” Kutter Callaway introduces the intersections and dynamics of cognitive science and religious belief.

Kutter Callaway

The Cognitive Sciences and Belief: Humans Are Not Blank Slates

In the second of nine videos on “The Cognitive Sciences and Belief,” Kutter Callaway talks about how humans are deeply embodied creatures who develop not only to exist in our environments but to thrive in them.

Kutter Callaway

The Cognitive Sciences and Belief: Maturationally Natural Capacities

In the third of nine videos on “The Cognitive Sciences and Belief,” Kutter Callaway explains the distinction between maturationally natural capacities and practiced naturalness.

Kutter Callaway

The Cognitive Sciences and Belief: Dual Process Cognition

In the fourth of nine videos on “The Cognitive Sciences and Belief,” Kutter Callaway highlights two systems of thought that form our religious beliefs.

Kutter Callaway

The Cognitive Sciences and Belief: Reflective and Non-reflective Beliefs

In the fifth of nine videos on “The Cognitive Sciences and Belief,” Kutter Callaway examines two kinds of belief related to our spiritual and religious thinking.

Kutter Callaway

The Cognitive Sciences and Belief: Non-reflective Beliefs As the Default

In the sixth of nine videos on “The Cognitive Sciences and Belief,” Kutter Callaway explores the ways reflective and non-reflective beliefs are interrelated.

Kutter Callaway

The Cognitive Sciences and Belief: None of Us Are Purely Rational Creatures

In the seventh of nine videos on “The Cognitive Sciences and Belief,” Kutter Callaway talks about the common frustrations we might have about wanting to change people’s behaviors and reflects on finding ways to tap into people’s intuitive belief systems.

Kutter Callaway

The Cognitive Sciences and Belief: Counterintuitive Teaching

In the eighth of nine videos on “The Cognitive Sciences and Belief,” Kutter Callaway encourages those who teach or lead to distinguish between people’s different levels of belief in order to best walk alongside them.

Kutter Callaway

The Cognitive Sciences and Belief: Christian Ritual As Scaffolding

In the last of nine videos on “The Cognitive Sciences and Belief,” Kutter Callaway summarizes how understanding the cognitive sciences in relation to our faith helps ministry leaders in areas of teaching and discipleship.

Pamela Ebstyne King

The Science of Thriving: Saved For Something, Not Just From Something

In the first of seven videos on “The Science of Thriving,” Pamela Ebstyne King shares how the psychological sciences help us understand our narratives and identities—and how to thrive in them.

Pamela Ebstyne King

The Science of Thriving: Thriving As Engaging in the World, Others, and God

In the second of seven videos on “The Science of Thriving,” Pamela Ebstyne King reflects on the Christian’s participation in God’s ongoing work in the world.

Pamela Ebstyne King

The Science of Thriving: Relational Developmental Systems Theory

In the third of seven videos on “The Science of Thriving,” Pamela Ebstyne King explains how humans develop in relationship to the contexts we inhabit.

Pamela Ebstyne King

The Science of Thriving: Developmental Systems in Ministry

In the fourth of seven videos on “The Science of Thriving,” Pamela Ebstyne King shares how understanding developmental systems for different groups helps us care more effectively for those we serve.

Pamela Ebstyne King

The Science of Thriving: Emotion Regulation

In the fifth of seven videos on “The Science of Thriving,” Pamela Ebstyne King talks about practices that assist in emotional regulation—and about how such regulation is important for us as we help others.

Pamela Ebstyne King

The Science of Thriving: Bridging the Nature-Niche Gap

In the sixth of seven videos on “The Science of Thriving,” Pamela Ebstyne King describes the constant gap between our human capacities and the world around us, as well as how we bridge these gaps with our capacities to learn and adapt.