Department of Psychology of Religion

1. Psychology of Religion

Psychology of Religion examines the nature of man’s religious life from various perspectives and applies psychological methods to decode his spiritual dimension. The science focuses on decipherable personal religious behaviors rather than on the phenomenon of religion itself. In this regard, Psychology of Religion attempts to describe the details, origins, and uses of religious behaviors. Topic analyzed in this discipline include the relation between religion and psychological health, religious symbols, mystical states, religious thought, senses-behaviors and related factors, the origin of the belief in religion and God, religious conversion, and types of religious personalities. Psychology of Religion cooperates with other sciences, including Sufism, Sociology of Religion, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology, and the like. Bedii Ziya Egemen, Neda Armaner, and Erdoğan Fırat are among the renowned scholars who have contributed to the Department.

2. Current Academic Staff

Prof. Dr. Öznur Özdoğan (Head)

Assist. Prof.  Dr. Mualla Yıldız

Dr. Nuran Erdoğruca Korkmaz