Faculty Profile

Susan Schept

Building: Morton
Room: 320
Phone: 201.216.5397
Fax: 201.216.8245
Email: [email protected]
School:  College of Arts & Letters
Department:  Social Sciences / CAL 105
Program:  Social Sciences

Ph.D. study and M.A. at Graduate Faculty of New School University (M.A. in Psychology awarded in 1977)
B.A., Douglass College, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, 1966


I use psychological theory and current findings from neuroscience to interpret Jewish sacred text.  Specifically, my current research focuses on the underpinnings of both "justice and care" ethics in Hebrew Scripture. 

Institutional Service
Principal Courses Taught

Fundamentals of Psychology: Biological Bases of Behavior
Fundamentals of Psychology: Development, Personality, and Pathology
Theories of Personality
Seminar in Freud and Jung
Psychology of Gender
Psychology of Religion
Developmental Psychology

Professional Societies

Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Association for Jewish Studies

Selected Publications
  1. Susan Schept. "Symbols of Transformation in the Observance of Sukkot", Psychological Perspectives: A Quarterly Journal of Jungian Thought, Routledge Press.
  2. Susan Schept. "Hesed: Feminist Ethics in Jewish Tradition", Rabbinical Assembly.
  3. Susan Schept. "Ba bel: Boundaries of the Self", Conservative Judaism, Rabbinical Assembly.
  4. Susan Schept. "Jacob's Dream of a Ladder: Freudian and Jungian Perspectives", Psychological Perspectives, C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles.
  • HSS 376 Theories of Personality
  • HSS 477 Psychology of Religion
  • HSS 478 Psychology of Gender
  • HSS 175 Fundamentals of Psychology I: Brain, Mind and Behavior
  • HSS 330 Developmental Psychology
  • CAL 105 CAL Colloquium: Knowledge, Nature, Culture