Integration Paper Instructions
Your view of the relationship between
psychology and the Christian faith will guide your practice of psychology, both
professionally and personally. This course has presented several models of the
relationship between Christian faith and the discipline of psychology. This
paper provides an explicit avenue for you to articulate a coherent view of the
relationship between psychology and Christianity using one of the models
described in the course.
This paper is the capstone project of the course. You will choose
a model from the course text that most closely aligns with your approach to the
relationship between psychology and Christianity.
Papers will be graded on the quality of their thinking,
defense, organization, clarity, and grammar, not on whether you agree with the instructor’s
Begin with an introductory paragraph that describes the
importance of examining the relationship between psychology and Christianity.
The last sentence of the introduction must be your thesis statement that guides
the rest of your paper.
Example: Upon consideration of the evidence from
various disciplines of study, it seems like the (model chosen) best captures
the relationship between psychological science and Christian faith.
In writing about your position, be sure to discuss the
following points below (and remember to cite Entwistle when you use his ideas):
What methods of knowing are appropriate for
Christians and why (this will help you classify your approach and should be
consistent with the model chosen);
A thorough description of the model and how
it views the relationship between psychology and Christianity;
How your model views the two books concept;
Strengths of the model (at least 3);
Limitations of the model (at least 3);
Remember to use transition statements as you
move from one main idea to the next and use APA headings for the required
sections above. You may use the outline
and headings below for your paper.
Methods of Knowing (APA Level 1 Heading)
Model (APA Level 1 Heading)
Two books Concept (APA Level 2 Heading)
Strengths (APA Level 2 Heading)
Limitations (APA Level 2 Heading)
Be sure to include an introduction at the
beginning of the paper (see point 2) and a brief conclusion at the end of the
End with a conclusion.
Avoid using 1st person.
Instead of saying “I think Christians should
embrace psychology,” say “Christians should embrace psychology.”
Instead of saying “My view corresponds with the
Colonialist position,” say “The Colonialist position seems ….”
No direct quotes are allowed. Summarize or paraphrase the source material
in your own words and cite it in current APA format.
The instructor will not proofread papers, but it is
acceptable for a friend to proofread for clarity, grammar, and spelling.
If you need assistance, contact The
Online Writing Center.
The paper text must be 5 pages, excluding references and title
(5 pages): See above; must use APA headings
current APA format.
not assume that the format presented by the Jerry Falwell Library search engine
sure to cite Entwistle and the Bible
Check the current APA style manual for details.
No direct quotes.
You must use Microsoft Word.
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Integration Paper Instructions