SIGNIFICANCE OF PSYCHOLOGICAL MODELS IN EVALUATING HUMAN RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCEAbstract:
The paper explores psychology from its modal evaluation of human religiousness by introducing readers to major psychological models to understanding religious beliefs, values and behaviour. The aim is to propose a psychology of religion that can address the pragmatic meaning of religiosity that can develop the human person without making any assumptions about particular religious truths and values. The researcher employed the descriptive and evaluative methods of gathering information with the aid of secondary sources. The paper revealed that psychology has a lot to offer to human understanding and about people’s religious beliefs, values, and behaviour which can lead human religious development. The paper concludes that psychology and religion can function together at the applied science level and in relation to techniques and skills reflective of human religious experiences.