Existential-phenomenological perspectives in psychology : exploring the breadth of human experience : with a special section on transpersonal psychology


Existential-phenomenological perspectives in psychology : exploring the breadth of human experience : with a special section on transpersonal psychology

edited by Ronald S. Valle and Steen Halling ; with a foreword by James F.T. Bugental

Plenum Press, c1989

  • pbk.

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Includes bibliographies and indexes



When I began to study psychology a half century ago, it was defined as "the study of behavior and experience." By the time I completed my doctorate, shortly after the end of World War II, the last two words were fading rapidly. In one of my first graduate classes, a course in statistics, the professor announced on the first day, "Whatever exists, exists in some number." We dutifully wrote that into our notes and did not pause to recognize that thereby all that makes life meaningful was being consigned to oblivion. This bland restructuring-perhaps more accurately, destruction-of the world was typical of its time, 1940. The influence of a narrow scientistic attitude was already spreading throughout the learned disciplines. In the next two decades it would invade and tyrannize the "social sciences," education, and even philosophy. To be sure, quantification is a powerful tool, selectively employed, but too often it has been made into an executioner's axe to deny actuality to all that does not yield to its procrustean demands.


I Introduction and Foundational Issues.- 1 An Introduction to Existential-Phenomenological Thought in Psychology.- 2 Psychology and the Attitude of Science.- 3 Phenomenological Research Methods.- II Classical Topics in Psychology.- 4 Brain, Body, and World: Body Image and the Psychology of the Body.- 5 Approaches to Perception in Phenomenological Psychology: The Alienation and Recovery of Perception in Modern Culture.- 6 Learning and Memory from the Perspective of Phenomenological Psychology.- III Development, Emotion, and Social Psychology.- 7 A Phenomenological Approach to Child Development.- 8 An Empirical-Phenomenological Investigation of Being Anxious: An Example of the Phenomenological Approach to Emotion.- 9 The Social Psychology of Person Perception and the Experience of Valued Relationships.- IV The Clinical Area.- 10 Personality and Assessment.- 11 Demystifying Psychopathology: Understanding Disturbed Persons.- 12 Psychotherapy and Human Experience.- V Explorations of Central Life Issues.- 13 Transformation of the Passions: Psychoanalytic and Phenomenological Perspectives.- 14 The Psychology of Forgiving Another: A Dialogai Research Approach.- 15 Aesthetic Consciousness.- VI Transpersonal Psychology.- 16 The Emergence of Transpersonal Psychology.- 17 Basic Postulates for a Transpersonal Psychotherapy.- 18 Transpersonal Psychology: Promise and Prospects.- 19 The Imagery in Movement Method: A Process Tool Bridging Psychotherapeutic and Transpersonal Inquiry.- 20 States of Consciousness and Transpersonal Psychology.- Name Index.

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