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Paul Vitz

Paul Vitz, is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at New York University, and Senior Scholar and Professor in the Institute for the Psychological Sciences at Divine Mercy University. He was Professor of Psychology at NYU for many years prior to joining the faculty at the Institute for the Psychological Sciences. He retired from NYU in 2003. He was also Adjunct Professor at the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family in Washington, D.C. He earned his B.A. in Psychology from University of Michigan, and Ph.D. in Motivation and Experimental Psychology from Stanford University.

Throughout his career, Vitz’s teaching and research has focused on the integration of Christian theology with psychology. He has explored special topics including, The Psychology of Hatred and Forgiveness; The Psychology of the Virtues; The Psychological Importance of Fathers; and the Positive Relevance of Psychology for the Priesthood.

Vitz has authored several books including, Modern Art and Modern Science: The Parallel Analysis of Vision (1984); Sigmund Freud’s Christian Unconscious (1988); Psychology as Religion: The Cult of Self-Worship (1995); Faith of the Fatherless: The Psychology of Atheism (2000, expanded edition 2013); and The Self: Beyond the Postmodern Crisis (2006).

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