Rosemead Graduate School of Psychology Catalog: 1974-1975

at Galatia, writes that a mature Christian ' s faith will produce love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self­ control. These positive personality variables are certainly a key goal of applied psychology. Basic principles such as conditioning and the importance of early experience are also shared. For example, Proverbs 22:6 reads, "Train up a child in the way that he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it." Some techniques are also held in common by psychology and Christianity. Therapeutic psychology places great stress on insight, honesty, and group and individual catharsis. In Psalm 51 David wrote, "Thou desirest truth in the innermost part of the heart." And the apostle James wrote, "Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much ." These basic areas of mutual inter­ est are typical of many complex theoretical and practical concerns where fruitful interdisciplinary dialogue can be held. The methods and insights of psychology can also make significant contributions to the Christian church as it attempts to fulfill its role in reconciling men to God and leading them to wholeness and per­ sonal fulfillment.


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