Prerequisite: One course in PSYC or RELG. This course will explore theories of the psychological underpinnings and functions of religion. Students will acquire an understanding of Modernist and Post-modernist theories of psychology, religion, and their intersection. It will begin with the classic works of Freud and Jung and move through the twentieth-century re-interpretations of their writings in Lacan, French feminism, Renee Girard, James Hillman and David L. Miller. It will ask whether theories designed for individuals may be accurately applied to religious groups. The course will raise questions of the applicability of archetypal models of psychology in a post-modern society. It will also examine how psychology has contributed to increased individualism and whether the practice of psychoanalysis has taken over some or many of the traditional functions of religion.