Transpersonal Research Methods for the Social Sciences

Honoring Human Experience

Author: William Braud,Rosemarie Anderson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761910131

Category: Psychology

Page: 321

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There is no shortage of research methods that are easily applied to the study of everyday human experience. How, though, does one attempt to study extraordinary human experiences - ultimate values and meanings, peak experiences, transcendence and heightened awareness, among others. William Braud and Rosemarie Anderson introduce a series of transpersonal research methods that are intended to help researchers develop new ways of knowing and methods of inquiry. While these methods will be of particular interest to researchers in transpersonal psychology, humanistic psychology, or transpersonal studies applied to traditional fields, the authors argue that these approaches - with their emphasis on developing intuition, empathy and self-awareness – can benefit anyone involved in the research enterprise across many disciplines.

Analysing Qualitative Data in Psychology

Author: Evanthia Lyons,Adrian Coyle

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473933927

Category: Psychology

Page: 416

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Instructors - Electronic inspection copies are available or contact your local sales representative for an inspection copy of the print version. Analysing Qualitative Data in Psychology is a clear, step-by–step guide linking theory with practice, that offers a unique combination of perspectives on five qualitative approaches: grounded theory, interpretative phenomenological analysis, discourse analysis, narrative analysis and thematic analysis that can be applied to a common data set. This text provides practical advice and guidance from experts as well as a comparison of the different methods, which will help students decide the approach that’s right for them and their research project. The second edition of this text: Introduces a fifth, additional qualitative approach, Thematic Analysis Explores the ethical challenges of qualitative work Takes a look at mixed methods and pluralist research Includes worked-out examples of qualitative analyses and brand new tools for learning, including ‘road maps’ for qualitative analysis Analysing Qualitative Data in Psychology, Second Edition is the perfect text for psychology students engaged in qualitative research or studying research methods, at either undergraduate or postgraduate level.

Transforming Self and Others through Research

Transpersonal Research Methods and Skills for the Human Sciences and Humanities

Author: Rosemarie Anderson,William Braud

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438436734

Category: Psychology

Page: 377

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Brings the transformative approaches of transpersonal psychology to research in the human sciences and humanities.

The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Transpersonal Psychology

Author: Harris L. Friedman,Glenn Hartelius

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119050294

Category: Psychology

Page: 744

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The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Transpersonal Psychology presents the most inclusive resource yet published on this topic - which seeks to benefit humanity by integrating ancient wisdom and modern knowledge. Features the work of more than fifty leading voices in the field, creating the most comprehensive survey of transpersonal psychology yet published Includes emerging and established perspectives Charts the breadth and diversity of the transpersonal landscape Covers topics including shamanism, neurobiology, holotropic states, transpersonal experiences, and more

Logos of Phenomenology and Phenomenology of The Logos. Book Three

Logos of History - Logos of Life, Historicity, Time, Nature, Communication, Consciousness, Alterity, Culture

Author: Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 140203718X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 556

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Situated at the crossroads of nature and culture, physics and consciousness, cosmos and life, history – intimately conjoined with time – continues to puzzle the philosopher as well as the scientist. Does brute nature unfold a history? Does human history have a telos? Does human existence have a purpose? Phenomenology of life projects a new interrogative system for reexamining these questions. We are invited to follow the logos of life as it spins in innumerable ways the interplay of natural factors, human passions, social forces, science and experience – through interruptions and kairic moments of accomplishment – in the human creative imagination and intellective reasoning. There then run a cohesive thread of reality.

Handbook of Mind-Body Medicine for Primary Care

Author: Donald Moss

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761923237


Page: 545

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The Handbook of Mind-Body Medicine for Primary Care introduces an evidence-based mind-body approach to the medical and behavioral problems of primary care patients. Evidence-based mind-body practice draws on the best available scientific research, advocating the integration of well-documented mind-body therapies into primary health care. The handbook summarizes current mind-body practice and provides an overview of the basic techniques, including biofeedback, neurofeedback, relaxation therapies, hypnotherapy, cognitive-behavioral therapies, acupuncture, and spiritual therapies. The editors also thoroughly demonstrate the application of these techniques to common disorders such as headache, chronic pain, and essential hypertension, as well as anxiety, depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and sleep disorders.

The Transpersonal in Psychology, Psychotherapy and Counselling

Author: A. Shorrock

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230591167

Category: Psychology

Page: 260

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This book demystifies the often misunderstood place that spirituality plays in counselling and psychotherapy and explores how transpersonal psychology has been welcomed or ignored by all major schools of psychology. Sharrock serves to enliven the thinking of any psychologist, counsellor or psychotherapist regardless of their clinical orientation.

The Art and Science of Dance/Movement Therapy

Life Is Dance

Author: Sharon Chaiklin,Hilda Wengrower

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317436415

Category: Psychology

Page: 380

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The Art and Science of Dance/Movement Therapy offers both a broad understanding and an in-depth view of how and where dance therapy can be used to produce change. The chapters go beyond the basics that characterize much of the literature on dance/movement therapy, and each of the topics covered offers a theoretical perspective followed by case studies that emphasize the techniques used in the varied settings. Several different theoretical points of view are presented in the chapters, illuminating the different paths through which dance can be approached in therapy.

Five Ways of Doing Qualitative Analysis

Phenomenological Psychology, Grounded Theory, Discourse Analysis, Narrative Research, and Intuitive Inquiry

Author: Kathy Charmaz,Linda M. McMullen

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1609181425

Category: Social Science

Page: 434

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This unique text provides a broad introduction to qualitative analysis together with concrete demonstrations and comparisons of five major approaches. Leading scholars apply their respective analytic lenses to a narrative account and interview featuring "Teresa," a young opera singer who experienced a career-changing illness. The resulting analyses vividly exemplify what each approach looks like in action. The researchers then probe the similarities and differences among their approaches; their distinctive purposes and strengths; the role, style, and subjectivity of the individual researcher; and the scientific and ethical complexities of conducting qualitative research. Also included are the research participant's responses to each analysis of her experience. A narrative account from another research participant, "Gail," can be used by readers to practice the kinds of analysis explored in the book.

Positive Psychology

Advances in Understanding Adult Motivation

Author: Jan D. Sinnott

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461472822

Category: Psychology

Page: 353

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Positive Psychology and Adult Motivation examines the cognitions, traits, and contexts of behavior that are associated with optimal development and resilience through the entire life course. The book investigates the personal psychological development through the stages of emerging adulthood, full adulthood, middle age, and old age as individuals and how they respond positively to them. It explores which traits are needed and which aspects of the environment help a person to truly flourish, thrive and grow. The volume describes the development of resilience as well as other characteristics that will assist individuals in overcoming challenges through adult development.

Demystifying the Akasha

Consciousness and the Quantum Vacuum

Author: Ralph Abraham,Sisir Roy

Publisher: Epigraph Books

ISBN: 9780982644157

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 211

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Book Description Demystifying the Akasha: Consciousness and the Quantum Vacuum Duality, including the spiritual/material and mind/body dichotomies, has been the basis of the Western paradigm for four hundred years, and has been blamed for major world problems. Meanwhile, in the East, nonduality has prevailed. While science is generally seen in opposition to nonduality, this book sets out to prove the compatibility of the scientifi c outlook and the spiritual nonduality of India by constructing a mathematical model of cosmic consciousness. The ideas and their history are presented non technically in Part One, while the full mathematical details are presented in Part Two. Ralph Abraham is Professor of Mathematics at the University of California at Santa Cruz, one of the pioneers of chaos theory. He is the author or coauthor of several math texts, including Foundations of Mechanics, Dynamics the Geometry of Behavior, and Chaos in Discrete Dynamical Systems. He has also written books on the history of math, philosophy, and the arts, such as Chaos, Creativity, and Cosmic Consciousness and The Evolutionary Mind. Sisir Roy is Professor of Theoretical Physics, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata. His field of interest covers foundations of quantum mechanics, cosmology, functional geometry and brain function. He has published more than 100 papers in peer reviewed international journals and nine research and edited monographs by Kluwer Academic, World Scientific etc. publishers. Praise for Demystifying the Akasha: Consciousness and the Quantum Vacuum "A key contribution to bringing the concept of the Akasha into the ambit of contemporary science, and relating it to our understanding of consciousness. A book for all serious students of cosmos and consciousness." Dr. Ervin Laszlo, Author of Science and the Akashic Field

Revisioning Transpersonal Theory

A Participatory Vision of Human Spirituality

Author: Jorge N. Ferrer

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791451670

Category: Philosophy

Page: 273

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A participatory alternative to the perennialism and experientialism dominant in transpersonal psychology.

Participation and the Mystery

Transpersonal Essays in Psychology, Education, and Religion

Author: Jorge N. Ferrer

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438464878

Category: Psychology

Page: 386

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A groundbreaking and hopeful new look at contemporary spirituality, transpersonal psychology, integral education, and religious diversity and pluralism. Participation and the Mystery is both an introduction to and expansion of Jorge N. Ferrer’s groundbreaking work on participatory spirituality, which holds that human beings are active cocreators of spiritual phenomena, worlds, and even ultimates. After examining the impact of his work since the publication of Revisioning Transpersonal Theory, Ferrer discusses the relationship between science and transpersonal psychology, the nature of a fully embodied spirituality, and the features of integral spiritual practice. The book also introduces a participatory philosophy of education and applies it to the academic teaching of mysticism and a novel approach to embodied spiritual inquiry. Critically engaging the influential work of Stanislav Grof, Ken Wilber, and A. H. Almaas, Ferrer concludes with an original solution to the problem of religious pluralism that affirms the ontological richness of religious worlds while avoiding the extremes of perennialism and contextualism, offering a hopeful vision for the future of world religion. Participation and the Mystery is an invaluable resource to anyone seeking to deepen their understanding of participatory approaches to transpersonal psychology, integral and contemplative education, contemporary spirituality, and religious studies. “In Participation and the Mystery, we are given the opportunity to dive into the engaging, provocative, and stunningly erudite thought of Jorge N. Ferrer, arguably one of the premier transpersonal theorists of our time. Building on the key essays written after the publication of his seminal work, Revisioning Transpersonal Theory, Ferrer shows us how his compelling and extremely fertile participatory model can be applied, with intriguing and rewarding results, to multiple, highly distinct fields of discourse. Read this book if you want your worldview to be both challenged and enriched.” — G. William Barnard, author of Living Consciousness: The Metaphysical Vision of Henri Bergson “Ferrer is a leading figure in transpersonal psychology. His participatory perspective explains both the deep commonalities and the creative diversity of spiritual traditions. It provides a way to understand the general phenomenon of spirituality without falling prey to ideological dogmatism or the tendency to privilege one’s own spiritual tradition or practice over others. Ferrer’s work deserves to be widely read.” — Michael Washburn, author of Transpersonal Psychology in Psychoanalytic Perspective “This is an important collection of essays from one of the leading contemporary thinkers in transpersonal studies. Ferrer’s participatory approach represents the most significant development in transpersonal theory and practice to have emerged this century, and this book is the ideal introduction to Ferrer’s work. It will become required reading for all students of transpersonal psychology, as well as for anyone seeking to deepen their understanding of transformational practice, transpersonal education, spirituality, and religion.” — Michael Daniels, author of Shadow, Self, Spirit: Essays in Transpersonal Psychology “Rich and thought-provoking, this book ranges widely through Ferrer’s reflections on the participatory worldview in relation to psychology, education, and religion.” — Andrew O. Fort, Texas Christian University

Focus Group Research

Author: Martha Ann Carey,Jo-Ellen Asbury

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315428369

Category: Psychology

Page: 118

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This volume provides a thorough introduction to creating and conducting focus group research projects. Carey and Asbury provide background on the history of focus groups then document the best practices in conducting a study using them. They also provide valuable advice on how to conduct a fair and accurate analysis of minorities and other vulnerable groups within the population at large. This book is an excellent introduction for any researcher looking to utilize focus groups in their next project.

Brain, Self and Consciousness

Explaining the Conspiracy of Experience

Author: Sangeetha Menon

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 8132215818

Category: Psychology

Page: 214

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This book discusses consciousness from the perspectives of neuroscience, neuropsychiatry and philosophy. It develops a novel approach in consciousness studies by charting the pathways in which the brain challenges the self and the self challenges the brain. The author argues that the central issue in brain studies is to explain the unity, continuity, and adherence of experience, whether it is sensory or mental awareness, phenomenal- or self-consciousness. To address such a unity is to understand mutual challenges that the brain and the self pose for each other. The fascinating discussions that this book presents are: How do the brain and self create the conspiracy of experience where the physicality of the brain is lost in the subjectivity of the self?

The Conscious Universe

The Scientific Truth of Psychic Phenomena

Author: Dean I. Radin

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062515020

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 362

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A respected parapsychologist draws on the latest in high-tech experiments and research to offer scientific proof of psychic phenomena, discussing telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition, and other phenomena in terms of its applications and potential impact in every aspect of our lives. Tour.

Search for the Soul

Author: Milbourne Christopher

Publisher: Ty Crowell Company


Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 206

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Analyzes past and current efforts to provide answers to questions about the human soul, providing a critical look at contemporary experiences and experiments

Surviving Your Dissertation

A Comprehensive Guide to Content and Process

Author: Kjell Erik Rudestam,Rae R. Newton

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412916790

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 317

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Aimed at graduate students, this edition offers readers guidance that other dissertation guides often miss, from ways to improve one's writing, to identifying one's learning preferences, to dealing with emotional blocks.

The Transpersonal

Spirituality in Psychotherapy and Counselling

Author: John Rowan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317836952

Category: Psychology

Page: 328

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In this new edition of The Transpersonal, John Rowan takes account of the growing interest in spirituality, assessing the many new developments in the field and providing an essential overview of the multitude of guides now available on the subject. By providing a clear and highly readable introduction to the realm of the transpersonal, this book eliminates many of the misunderstandings that plague this area. It relates the transpersonal to everyday life as well as to professional concerns and the various schools of therapy. Divided into three parts, Being, Doing and Knowing, it encourages the reader to explore the levels of consciousness, the techniques involved in transpersonal work and the underlying theory. The unique relationship between the therapist and client is examined in detail, as are the imagined and imaginal world, personal mythology and transcultural work. An entirely new section is included on the ways in which the transpersonal therapist can use the concept of subpersonalities. This fully updated and revised version of John Rowan's original pioneering text provides a highly practical guide which will be useful to anyone working with the growing number of people with spiritual concerns.