Why Psychology at King's?
"I have become a question to myself!" -St. Augustine
Gain insight into the intriguing question: what is the human self? Psychology, whether as theory or practice, is put into historical and cultural context while engaging assumptions about human nature and what this means in the modern world and in relation to Christian faith.
Through one-on-one time and instruction students are guided to use and evaluate psychological research. They learn to practically apply psychology through lab exercises, field trips, and volunteering. Students interested in field research can conduct their own projects under the supervision of a professor as part of King's Community Engaged Research program.
My Psychology degree gave me the incredible opportunity to explore my passions and interests within an academic setting, as well as encouraged me to apply it to the world around me. Instead of simply conveying knowledge of the world, King's taught the importance of understanding and challenging our worldview.
Rebecca Dahl (B.A. '13)
Join the club
The student-led psychology club creates opportunities to gain experience in events outside of the classroom:
- Annual career fair.
- Guest speakers and workshops (e.g. art therapy, occupational therapy, and graduate school).
- Partnering with the Students' Association for Mental Health Awareness Week.
- Psychology related field trips.
King's psychology professors and staff are committed to:
- Providing an understanding of the principles and development of human perception and development.
- Examining how society impacts individual and community functioning.
- Introducing students to research methods and giving opportunities for student research.
- Helping students discover how to use psychology to make a difference in the world and how they can make a difference in psychology.
- Examining human assumptions and how they affect thoughts and behaviour.
- Challenging students to ask thoughtful questions to connect their learning to their passions and gifts.
Psychology from a Christian perspective
Students will develop a Christian approach to psychology based on a view of humanity that is scripturally directed and theoretically articulated. Professors assist in developing this approach as students learn to evaluate major trends in psychological thought, benefit from significant contributions by non-Christian psychologists, and derive insight from alternative Christian approaches to psychology.