Paul C. Vitz, Ph.D.


Paul C. Vitz, Ph.D.

Senior Scholar* and Professor


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 focused on the following special topics: The Psychology of Hatred and Forgiveness; The Psychology of the Virtues; The Psychological Importance of Fathers; and the Positive Relevance of Psychology for the Priesthood. Dr. Vitz’s books include: Psychology as Religion: The Cult of Self-Worship; Sigmund Freud’s Christian Unconscious; Modern Art and Modern Science: The Parallel Analysis of Vision; Faith of the Fatherless: The Psychology of Atheism; and The Self: Beyond the Post-modern Crisis.
He was Professor of Psychology at New York University for many years prior to joining the faculty at the Institute for the Psychological Sciences.
* Senior Scholar is a designation used by the Institute to acknowledge individuals who have made significant contributions to their field, and who serve as mentors for more junior members of the faculty.
Curriculum Vitae
Publication Bibliography
E-book: Sigmund Freud’s Christian Unconscious