Human Development and the Church

DETAILS

Program
D.Min
Field of Study
Ministry
Class #
M 677
Currently Offered?
Time
TBD
Core/Elective
Elective

This course focuses on normal human development and the potential impact of the Church, as an organization and as individuals, on that development. A developmental perspective will be utilized, encompassing infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and older adulthood. Recent advances in infant research, cognition, affect, and self-esteem issues (e.g., Kohut’s work) will be addressed. Normal development will also be correlated with the potential developmental phase, and the clinical aspects of these various forms of psychopathology will be considered.