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Dr. Hackney has been a regular Sessional Instructor at Luther College since 2011, after moving to Saskatchewan from Ontario. Dr. Hackney grew up in Alaska, earned his PhD in Social/Personality Psychology from the University at Albany SUNY, and has lived in Canada since 2003. His research interests include positive psychology, the psychology of religion, experimental existential psychology, the integration of psychology and Christianity, and the psychology of the martial arts. In addition to his work at Luther College, Dr. Hackney is Chair of the Psychology Department at Briercrest College and Seminary, is an instructor at the Moose Jaw Koseikan Judo Club, and is the author of the book Martial Virtues.
PSYC 102 (Introductory Psychology B)
PSYC 210 (Lifespan Development)
PSYC 230 (Perspectives on Personality)
PSYC 388 (Positive Psychology)
Pennington, J. T., & Hackney, C. H. (2017). Resourcing a Christian positive psychology from the Sermon on the Mount.
Journal of Positive Psychology, 12, 427-435.
Hackney, C. H. (2015). “Silk ribbons tied around a sword”: Knighthood and the chivalric virtues in Westeros. In J. Battis
& S. Johnston (Eds.), Mastering the game of thrones: Essays on George R. R. Martin's a song of ice and fire (pp. 132-149). Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Company.
Hackney, C. H. (2014) Imperfectible: Why positive psychology needs original sin. Christian Psychology, 8, 5-14.
Hackney, C. H. (2014) Imperfectible: Reply to commentaries. Christian Psychology, 8, 33-37.
Hackney, C. H. (2013). Traditional martial arts as pathways to flourishing. In J. Sinott (Ed.), Positive psychology: Advances
in understanding adult motivation (pp. 145-158). New York: Springer Publishing.
Hackney, C. H. (2011). The effect of mortality salience on the evaluation of humorous material. Journal of Social
Psychology, 151, 51-62. doi: 10.1080/00224540903366735
Murphy, N., & Hackney, C. H. (2011). An interview with Nancey Murphy: Constructing an Anabaptist vision of ideal
psychological functioning. Edification: The Transdisciplinary Journal of Christian Psychology, 4, 73-78.
Hackney, C. H. (2010). Martial virtues. North Clarendon, VT: Charles E. Tuttle Publications.
Hackney, C. H. (2010). Sanctification as a source of theological guidance in the construction of a Christian positive
psychology. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 29, 195-207.
Hackney, C. H. (2010). Religion and mental health: What do you mean when you say “religion?” What do you mean
when you say “mental health?” In P. Verhagen, H. van Praag, J. Lopez-Ibor, J. Cox, & D. Moussaoui (Eds.), Religion and
psychiatry: Beyond boundaries (pp. 343-360). London, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Hackney, C. H. (2010). Positive psychology and Vanhoozer’s theodramatic model of flourishing. Edification: The
Transdisciplinary Journal of Christian Psychology, 4, 24-27.