Faith in Psychology as a Science


The materials of the discussion about the relationship between religion and psychology are being considered. It is stated that psychology can be scientific and ecclesiastic. However the dialogue between these two psychologies is hardly possible because their statements are grounded differently: the scientific psychology is substantiated by experience and logic, the ecclesiastical one - by the authority of the Holy Writ and church hierarchs. Moreover, many of the discussed issues arose due to the simple fact that the level of scientific psychology development is not high.

General Information

Journal rubric: Theoretical-Empirical Studies

For citation: Allakhverdov V.M. Faith in Psychology as a Science. Psychology, 2007. Vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 25–34. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

Information About the Authors

Victor M. Allakhverdov, Doctor of Psychology, Professor of the Department of General Psychology, Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution of Higher Education “Saint Petersburg State University”, President of the St. Petersburg Psychological Society, chairman of the program committee of the III Congress of the RPO, chairman of the expert council of the RPO, member of the editorial board of the scientific journal “Methodology and History of Psychology”., St.Petersburg, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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