Professor to discuss spiritual struggles

Julie Exline, an associate professor of psychology at Case Western Reserve University, licensed clinical psychologist and Ignatian Spirituality Institute-trained spiritual director, will discuss “Anger Toward God: A Common Form of Spiritual Struggle” at 7 p.m. Nov. 5 at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.

This Colloquium Series in Psychological Sciences and Human Behavior event takes place in the Reed Union Building’s second-floor auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

Exline researches and writes frequently on the topics of religious and spiritual struggles, forgiveness, humility and humility’s opposites, narcissism and entitlement. Her Penn State Behrend talk is designed to help people identify factors that predict anger toward God; recognize why this anger is often taboo; generate strategies for coping with anger toward God; and consider nonbelievers’ anger at the idea of God.

The Colloquium Series in Psychological Sciences and Human Behavior is hosted by Penn State Behrend’s bachelor of art and bachelor of science psychology degree programs and by the student Psychology Coalition, with support from the Susan Hirt Hagen Center for Community Outreach, Research and Evaluation (CORE), the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the Student Activity Fee.

For additional information about the event, contact Carol Wilson, assistant professor of psychology, at 814-898-6082 or

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Last Updated October 19, 2012