Can we find  a way to reconcile the differences between science and spirituality? Do we have souls that are immortal? Charles Tart has the answer.

Charles Tart, Ph.D. Biography: Dr. Charles Tart is internationally known for his psychological work on the nature of consciousness (particularly, altered states of consciousness), as one of the founders of the field of transpersonal psychology, and for his research in parapsychology. Charles studied electrical engineering at MIT before deciding to become a psychologist. He received his Ph.D. in psychology from... Continue Reading →

The Book Review Spotlight: Can research not only inform, but transform you? Rosemarie Anderson has just the book to answer that.

Rosemarie Anderson is Professor Emerita at Sofia University in Palo Alto, CA. and a research consultant. She received her Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1973 and a M. Div. from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA in 1983. In 1998, she authored Celtic Oracles (Random House) and co-authored, with William Braud, Transpersonal Research Methods... Continue Reading →

Rosemarie Anderson to Receive Abraham Maslow Award at APA convention

Abraham Maslow Heritage Award Given to Professor Emerita Rosemarie Anderson Where: American Psychological Association’s annual convention in Washington DC When: Friday, August 4, 2017. Professor Emerita Rosemarie Anderson will formally receive the Abraham Maslow Heritage Award and deliver an acceptance speech at the American Psychological Association’s annual convention in Washington DC on Friday, August 4, 2017. This... Continue Reading →

Inquiry into Self-Transcendence

From Ecological, Non-Ecological, and Embodied Self-Transcendence in Introspection by Professor Emerita Olga Louchakova-Schwartz, M.D. The principle of transcendence, implicit in any consciousness, sets the stage for a variety of psychological experiences indispensable to being human. Can we fully claim the knowledge of all forms of psychological self-transcendence? I will present the findings concerning the robust... Continue Reading →

Research in a Sacred World

By Rosemarie Anderson, Ph.D. While qualitative approaches have a long history in medicine and philosophy, the formal articulation of qualitative research methods begin with Phenomenological Research and Grounded Theory in the 1960s; Ethnography and Case Study methods in the 1970s; Narrative Research, Heuristic Research, Art- and Body-based Approaches, and Transpersonal Approaches in the 1990s; and... Continue Reading →

From personal experience to clinical practice to research: A career path leading to public policy changes integrating spirituality into mental health.

By David Lukoff, Professor Emeritus at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology at Sofia University My initiation into spirituality both personally and professionally began with some lived experience in my early 20s that provided me with both a mental health challenge (during which I benefitted greatly from a 5-year course of psychotherapy with a psychologist figuring out... Continue Reading →

APA Journal Elects Sofia Professor as Associate Editor for the Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology

Sofia Professor Emeritus Olga Louchakova-Schwartz, Ph.D., has been elected as Associate Editor for the Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology at the American Psychological Association. This distinguished honor is held by a group of about six people who work with the Editor-in-Chief, do the final review of the articles that go into publication, assign ad... Continue Reading →

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