On this episode of the podcast, we talk with psychologist and researcher Elizabeth Hall about the psychology of doubt. This episode is in response to Dr. Hall’s article, “Teaching Students to Doubt Well: The Roles of Intellectual Humility and Uncertainty Tolerance” (published in spring 2021 issue of Christian Scholar’s Review). My co-host for this episode is Dr. Channon Visscher, professor of chemistry and planetary science at Dordt. Some topics we discuss:
- What do we gain from paying attention to the psychological dimensions of doubt?
- How can we think of faith and doubt in a way that takes rational, intuitive, and relational knowing into account?
- What is “intellectual humility” and “uncertainty tolerance,” and how do we develop these traits?
- What are some strategies and practices for helping people “doubt well”?
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This is an excellent discussion on an absolutely crucial–and underappreciated–topic.