Psychology

From the cushion to the couch: Buddhism’s powerful influence on psychotherapy

"Like Epstein, many counselors feel that mainstream spoken-word therapy and drug-prescribing psychiatry set too low a bar for human development. They also note that the Buddhist emphasis on deconstructing thoughts can lead to ignoring personal feelings and individual needs." - RNS

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The rise of pop-psychology: can it make your life better, or is it all snake-oil?

"It is easy to criticise and sniff at popular psychology. Self-help psychology writers in particular can rub us readers the wrong way with their simplistic claims, pat answers to difficult problems, jargon-encrusted pronouncements and relentless positivity." - The Conversation

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Study: Today’s Pastoral Counseling Is More Fluent in Psychology

"...a February article in the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion documents trends in the way pastors wrote about their role as counselors as it became commonplace for people to turn to psychologists rather than spiritual leaders with their problems." - C.Today

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A Christian psychology, pedagogy, and anthropology

"In 1893 Lemkes writes a letter to Abraham Kuyper, requesting that Dr. Kuyper take up the challenge of writing a study of Christian psychology, particularly with the purpose of articulating a Christian anthropology (or doctrine of the human person) as it relates to questions of pedagogy, or educational method and philosophy." - Acton

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“...what role do personality typing systems play within the church, and should church leaders pay attention to them?”

"Facts & Trends interviewed Anne Bogel, author of Reading People: How Seeing the World through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything to learn how church leaders can use these topics and tools to better connect with, serve and love others." - Facts & Trends

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It’s Norman Vincent Peale’s America

"When Oprah Winfrey touts the message of the bestselling book and video series 'The Secret' — with its core message, 'thoughts become things' — she is echoing Peale. When Donald Trump denies facts and prefers bluster, he is echoing the man who called Trump 'his greatest student of all time.'" - RNS

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Peterson almost seemed to be saying: “I want to be well.”

"During a remarkable convocation service at Liberty University on March 29, psychologist and best-selling author Jordan Peterson unexpectedly encountered the desperation of someone who wanted to change his life, but who seemed lost to know how to begin." -World

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