(Fall,Spring; DeBono).The psychological originsĀ of religious beliefs and the apparent behavioral consequences ofholding such beliefs. SpecificĀ topics will include: religiosity as an evolutionary, psychological, and social phenomenon; the role of religious beliefs in mental health, physical health, interpersonal relationships, and prejudice. Prerequisites: PSY-210, PSY-220, PSY-230, PSY-240 or PSY-251 or permission of the instructor.