Kevin Eames

Professor of Psychology
Department Chair
Director of Institutional Effectiveness
On faculty since 2003

 

706.419.1161
kevin.eames@covenant.edu

 

Education

PhD, Counseling Psychology, Georgia State University, 1999

MS, Community Counseling, Georgia State University, 1992

BA, History, Florida State University, 1982

 

Selected Publications

  • Eames, K. J. (2017). Reading Smith reading Taylor: A book review of James K. A. Smith’s How (Not) to be Secular. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 36, 1, 87.
  • Eames, K. J. (2016). Cognitive Psychology of Religion. Waveland Press. ISBN 978-1-4786-2761-6
  • Eames, K. (2014). Proposing a fourth level to the Christian model of rationality: A response to P. J. Watson’s “Babel of Rationalities: Christian psychology, incommensurability, and the important role of empirical research,” Christian Psychology Around the World, No. 5.
  • Eames, K. J. (2013). Go tell it on the mountain: How the cognitive science of religion accounts for the transmission of religious belief, Journal for the Sociological Integration of Religion and Society, Vol. 3, No 1.
  • Eames, K. J. (2013). Signposts for Heaven: C. S. Lewis, Sehnsucht, and the Fulfillment of Joy, in Heaven, Hell, and Afterlife: Eternity in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, J. Harold Ellens (Ed.). Greenwood-Praeger.
  • Eames, K. J. (2012). Stress: More than a feeling, in Encyclopedia of Wellness, Sharon Zoumbaris (Ed.). Greenwood-Praeger.
  • Eames, K. J. (2011). Evil in mind: Psychopathy and anomalous cognitive function, in Explaining Evil. J, Harold Ellens (ed.). Greenwood-Praeger.
  • Eames, K. J. (2010). Traits, factors, and faith: A review of the Relationship between Personality Traits and Religiosity, in The Healing Power of Spirituality, How Religion Helps Us. J. Harold Ellens (ed). Green-wood-Praeger.
  • Eames, K. J. (2010). Puritan Prozac: Compensatory pastoral care in a deterministic theological framework, in The Healing Power of Spirituality, How Religion Helps Us. J. Harold Ellens (ed). Greenwood-Praeger.
  • Eames, K. J. (2008). History of research on faith, prayer, and medical healings, in Miracles: God, Science, and Psychology in the Paranormal. J. Harold Ellens (ed.). Greenwood-Praeger.
  • Eames, K. J. (2007). The school as a system: Organizational theory for educational leaders, in School as Communities: Leadership, Relationship, and the Eternal Value of Christian Schooling, James L. Drexler (ed.). Colorado Springs, CO: Purposeful Design Publications.
  • Kaufmann, S., & Eames, K. J. (2007). The educational leader as risk-taker, in School as Communities: Leadership, Relationship, and the Eternal Value of Christian Schooling, James L. Drexler (ed.). Colorado Springs, CO: Purposeful Design Publications.
  • Eames, K. J. (2002). [Review of the book Karl Barth’s Anthropology in Light of Modern Thought by Daniel J Price], Pro Rege. Vol. XXXI, No. 1.
  • Eames, K. J. & Brack, G. (1996). Undifferentiated grief: a systemic perspective for understanding and treat-ing complicated grief in families. The Journal for the Professional Counselor, 10 (2), pp. 67-72.
  • Eames, K. J. (1995). Death in the family: grief and adaptation, inThe American Family: Life and Health (2nd edition), Robert D. Patton (ed.), Oakland, CA: Third Party Publishing, pp. 633-643.

 

 

 

"What I like about studying psychology at Covenant is that I am not only allowed to study with the Bible open, but I am constantly encouraged to do so."

"I plan to go on to medical school, so this training in Psychology is a way for me to appreciate the human body more, but also our way of thinking as well. It is such an open and expanding topic, that it creates an excitement for me to know and learn more."
  - Abigail Carey '19
Dr. Eames discusses the special topics courses available to students in the psychology department, driven by faculty specializations and by student interest and demand.