Paul C. Vitz, Ph.D.


Paul C. Vitz, Ph.D.

Senior Scholar
Professor Emeritus, New York University


Ph.D., Stanford University
B.A., University of Michigan

Contact (703)416.1441 x. 110


Dr. Vitz’s teaching and research is focused on the integration of Christian theology, especially Catholic anthropology, with psychology. This requires breaking from the modern secularism and post-modern relativism prevalent today. He is presently also addressing the following special topics: the psychology of hatred and forgiveness, the psychological importance of fathers and the relevance of psychology for understanding atheism and the psychology of the virtues. He is an editor, with two colleagues, of the just published, A Catholic Christian Meta-Model of the Person: Integration of Psychology and Mental Health Practice. This book has been given an Expanded Reason Award, from the Benedict xvi Foundation, Rome and from the University Francisco de Vitoria, Madrid, Spain.He is also editor of a very recent book, 2021, CUA Press titled Complementarity in Women and Men: Philosophy, Theology, Art and Psychology. 

Some of Dr. Vitz’s other books are: Psychology as Religion: The Cult of Self-Worship, 2nd ed; Sigmund Freud’s Christian Unconscious; Modern Art and Modern Science: The Parallel Analysis of Vision; Faith of the Fatherless: The Psychology of Atheism, rev. ed.; and The Self: Beyond the Post-modern Crisis. He is a Professor Emeritus of Psychology at New York University where he taught for many years prior to joining IPS/ DMU.