Believing the Christian worldview uniquely equips us for this task, the mission of Redeemer University’s psychology department is to study and understand human thought, emotion and behaviour with all necessary tools—scientific, theoretical, and experiential—and to apply the fruits of this investigation to improve human life, advance knowledge, and prepare for a broad range of human callings, all to the glory of God.
We aim to equip students with three main competencies, scientific, theoretical, and experiential
Scientific. Demonstrate the ability to understand and critically assess scientific results, develop testable research questions, design reliable and valid empirical studies, conduct correct and transparent analyses, draw appropriate conclusions, and communicate those conclusions with honesty, openness, and integrity.
Theoretical. Discern and describe the ways non-Christian worldview assumptions have shaped modern psychology and show how the methods, concepts, and findings of contemporary psychology fit within a broader, distinctively Christian Scriptural and theoretical framework.
Experiential. Authentically know self, others, and God, see these as inextricably linked, and apply this knowledge to personal growth and to benefit society.