Rev. Prof. Paul Galea

Rev. Prof. Paul Galea

Rev. Prof. Paul Galea


Associate Professor

Room 201
Humanities A (Laws,Theology,Criminology)
University of Malta
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Following his Master’s degree in Pastoral Theology (1979), Paul Galea continued his studies at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, Italy, from where he obtained the Bachelor’s degree in Psychology (1981) and a Licentiate in Psychology (1982) with a thesis: “Treating Husband and Wife: Analysis of Contemporary Approaches in Marital Therapy.” In 1992 he started a Ph.D. degree in Pastoral Counseling at Loyola College in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. This was accompanied by a two year internship at the Towson State University Counseling Center in Baltimore, Maryland and one year as trainee at the Sexual Behavior Consultation Unit in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. USA. In 1996 he graduated with a dissertation: Development and Validation of the Commitment to Partnership Scale: Applying Psychological Constructs to Pastoral Issues in Marriage”. Since 1996 he has been Senior Lecturer in Pastoral Counseling, in the Faculty of Theology, University of Malta and a Lecturer in Psychology in the Department of Psychology. He has been Head of Department of Pastoral Theology since 2000, and Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Theology. Member of the University Senate 2001-2011.
  • Pastoral Counseling
  • Marriage and Family Research
  • Psychology of Religion

Galea, P. 2014, "The Ecclesiastical Province of Malta and Gozo toward the Bishop's Synods 2014 & 2015", INTAMS review, vol. 20, no. Summer, pp. 78-82.

Baldacchino, D.R, & Galea, P. 2012, "Student Nurses' Personality Traits and the Nursing Profession: Part 1", British Journal of Nursing, vol. 21, no. 7, pp. 419-425.

Baldacchino, D.R, & Galea, P. 2012, "Student Nurses' Personality Traits and the Nursing Profession: Part 2", British Journal of Nursing, vol. 21, no. 9, pp. 530-535.

Galea, P. 2012, "Cohabitation, Single Parenting, Extended-Family Parenting,and the Role of Kinship and Religion", International Journal of the Jurisprudence of the Family, vol. 2, pp. 163.

Galea, P. 2012, "Discriminating Personality Traits Related to Religious Experience by Means of the NEO PI-R Personality Inventory", Religious Experience: North and South. Gothoni, R. Ed, pp. 51.

Galea, P. 2012, "Narcisismo e Pedofilia nella Chiesa: esiste un nesso?
", L' Io, L'Altro, Dio, Religiosita` e Narcisismo
Atti del XII Convegno SIPR (Societa` Italiana di Psicologia della Religione)
, pp. 133 - 145.

Aletti, M. & Galea, P. 2011, Preti Pedofili? La questione degli abusi sessuali nella Chiesa, L'etica e i giorni edn, Cittadella Editrice, Assisi.

Galea, P., Magro, E. & Azzopardi, W. 2011, "Verleiten Fantasy-Bücher zum Okkulten? Die Herausforderung
von Harry Potter und Der Herr der Ringe
Eine empirisch-religionspsychologische Studie", Wege Zur Menschen, vol. 63, no. 1, Januar/Februar, pp. 36-51.

Galea, P. 2010, "Identifying personality features related to religious vocation", Archive for the Psychology of Religion, vol. 32, no. 2, pp. 169-177.

Galea, P. 2007, "
Readiness for Commitment: Applying Psychological Constructs to Pastoral Issues in Marriage ", The Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling, vol. 61, no. 3, Fall, pp. 205-213.

  • FDT5460 - Building the Ecclesial Community
  • PLC5030 - Pastoral Counselling
  • PLC5201 - Synoptic Study-Unit 1
  • PLC5202 - Synoptic Study-Unit 2
  • PSY1403 - Psychology for Health Carers
  • PSY2408 - Understanding Psychological Assessment - A Transdisciplinary Approach
  • PSY3614 - Psychology of Religious Experience
  • PSY5613 - Psychotherapeutic Approaches: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Humanistic-Existential Therapy and Couples Therapy
  • SWP2156 - Mental Health for Social Work 1
  • SWP3156 - Mental Health for Social Work 2