Paul C. Vitz, Ph.D.
(Stanford University, 1962), is Professor of Psychology, Department of
Psychology, New York University and Adjunct Professor, John Paul 11 Institute
for Marriage and Family, Washington, D.C. He is a member of the Fellowship of
Catholic Scholars and is in active contact with many Evangelical Protestants,
e.g., InterVarsity, and several seriously committed Jews. Besides, his interest
in how things religious relate to psychology, he is also involved in the
general topic of psychology and art.
His work focuses on the
relationship between psychology and Christianity. He is presently working on
the following topics: a Christian theory of personality, and the psychology of
hatred and forgiveness. He is also doing work on moral development and on
character/virtue education with school-aged young people, and he has written on
the topic of fatherhood and the family and is author of a forthcoming book
tentatively titled Defective fathers: Psychological origins of atheism (Dallas,
Prof. Vitz lives in
Manhattan (Greenwich Village) with his wife Evelyn Timmie Birge Vitz, who is a
Professor of French at NYU, and their six children.