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Paul Vitz, PhD
Institute for the Psychological Sciences, Divine Mercy University

Paul C. Vitz, PhD, is a professor at the Institute for the Psychological Sciences at Divine Mercy University, and is a professor emeritus at New York University. Dr. Vitz’s teaching and research is focused on the integration of Christian theology, especially Catholic anthropology, with psychology. Vitz, who was an atheist until his late 30s, has also explored the psychology of atheism in his writings.

Among his numerous writings are Philosophical Virtues and Psychological Strengths, A Catholic-Christian Meta-Model of the Person, and Faith of the Fatherless: The Psychology of Atheism.

Published Pieces

Standing on a peak

Virtue and Mental Health

What does virtue have to do with mental health? A psychologist explains.

Dr. Paul Vitz
Rev. Craig Vasek
Jan 4, 2023