“See then that ye walk circumspectly, not
as fools, but as wise, redeeming the time,
because the days are evil. Wherefore be ye
not unwise, but understanding what the
will of the Lord is” (Ephesians 5: 15-17).
This year tens of thousands of homeschoolers will be- gin taking college classes. Introductory psychology is
one of the first classes that many students take. Psychology class is interesting and it is good that students study
the wonders of the human mind–
after all, it is God’s grandest creation.
But at the worldview level, psychology class is risky. Psychology is one
of the most worldview-challenging
classes homeschoolers will take in college. That is why I believe that every
Christian student should take a psychology class before they go to college.
We should equip students to recognize
and refute the worldview assumptions
underlying modern psychology’s theories and schools-of-thought.
But psychology class for middle
By Tim Rice
schoolers? I say, “No.” Psychology class
for younger high school students? I say,
Parents sometimes ask, “How old
should my child be to take psychology?
How do I prepare my middle schooler
for Psychology 101? What resources are
there to teach psychology to my middle
Though I believe that every home-
school student should study psychology,
it should be one of the last high school
classes they take. Psychology’s content
is not difficult, but the worldview battles
are real. Psychology professors may ridi-
cule it, but the Christian worldview is the
most logical, internally consistent, and
meaningful worldview for understanding
In order for students to recognize and refute
modern psychology’s worldviews, they must first
understand the Christian worldview.