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,

TX: Spence).

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.