Publications Bibliography

Paul C. Vitz, Ph.D.

Vitz, P. (2011). A counterculture that does not disappoint. In R. B. Cherico (Ed.), Atheist to Catholic (pp. 43-51). Cincinatti, OH: Servant Books.

Vitz, P. (2011). The importance of fatherhood. In E. Metaxas (Ed.), Socrates in the city: conversations on ‘life, God, and other small topics’ (pp.77-103). New York, NY: Dutton.

Desmond, J.F. (2010). Psychology and the call to the priesthood: A conversation with Dr. Paul Vitz. National Catholic Register. Retrieved from

Pakaluk, M., Titus, C. S., Vitz, P. C., & Moncher, F. J. (2009). Appreciative musings on normative thoughts, normative feelings, normative actions. Journal of Psychology and Theology, 37(3), 194-203.

Vitz, P. C. (2009). Reconceiving personality theory from a Catholic Christian perspective. Edification: Journal of the Society for Christian Psychology, 3(1), 42-50.

Vitz, P. C., & Brugger, E. C. (2009). Interview with Paul C. Vitz: A Catholic looks at the past, present and future of Christian psychology. Edification: Journal of the Society for Christian Psychology, 3(1), 83-86.

Brugger, E. C. (Ed.). (2009). Catholic Psychology [Special Issue]. Edification: Journal of the Society for Christian Psychology. 3(1). [See individual articles listed herein for articles written by IPS faculty, including: Vitz, P.C., Sweeney, G. M., Titus, C. S., Nordling, W., Moncher, F. J., Scrofani, P., Ross, G. A., Scruton, R & Brugger, E. C.]

Vitz, P. C., & Lynch, C. P. (2007). Thérèse of Lisieux from the perspective of attachment theory and separation anxiety. The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 17(1), 61-80.

Vitz, P. C., & Vitz, D. C. (2007, November). Messing with the Mass: The problem of priestly narcissism today. Homiletic & Pastoral Review, 16-22.

Vitz, P. C. (2006). From the modern individual to the transmodern person. In C.S. Titus (Ed.), The person and the polis (pp.109-131). Arlington, VA: The Institute for the Psychological Sciences Press.

Vitz, P. C., & Felch, S. M. (Eds.). (2006). The self: Beyond the postmodern crisis. Wilmington, DE: ISI Books.

Vitz, P. C. (2005). Psychology in recovery. First Things, (151), 17-21.

Vitz, P. C. (2003). The crisis in the psychological concept of self or person: A neo-Thomist and personalist answer. The Catholic Social Science Review, VIII, 63-70.

Vitz, P. C. (2002). The fatherhood of God: Support from psychology. Josephinum Journal of Theology, 9(1), 74-86.

Vitz, P. C. (1999). Faith of the fatherless. Dallas, TX: Spence.

Vitz, P. C., & Krason, S. M. (Eds.). (1998). Defending the family: A sourcebook. Steubenville, OH: The Catholic Social Science Press.

Vitz, P. C. (1997) A preferential option for the family: A political response and a religious response. Unpublished manuscript.

Vitz, P. C. (1994). Psychology as religion: The cult of self-worship (2nd ed.). Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing and The Paternoster Press. (Text is also available in Indonesian and Croatian in the general collection)

Vitz, P. C. (1994). Review [Review of the book Psychotherapy and Religious Values]. The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 4(4), 271-272.

Vitz, P. C. (1993). Escaping the secular enlightenment – But slouching toward Yugoslavia: A response to Watson. The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 3(1), 21-24.

Vitz, P. C. (1992?) A narrative interpretation and critique of Freudian and Jungian psychology. Unpublished manuscript, an earlier version of which was presented at the conference, Faith, Narrative and Understanding, in Washington, DC, in June 1992.

Vitz, P. C. (1988). Sigmund Freud’s Christian unconscious. New York: The Guilford Press.

Vitz, P. C. (1986). Censorship: Evidence of bias in our children’s textbooks. Ann Arbor, MI: Servant Books.

Vitz, P. C., & Glimcher, A. B. (1984). Modern art and modern science: The parallel analysis of vision. New York, NY: Praeger.