ERIC Number: ED107626
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
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Transpersonal Psychology in Education.
Roberts, Thomas Bradford; Clark, Frances Vaughan
The introduction to this booklet states that transpersonal psychology focuses attention on the human capacity for self-transcendence as well as self-realization, and is concerned with the optimum development of consciousness. This booklet attempts to illustrate the value of this psychology in education, not as a complete substitute for traditional educational psychologies, but working in conjunction with them. The first section, "Current Classroom Application," discusses the following ways of shifting the focus from external to internal awareness: relaxation and concentration, guided fantasy, and creativity. Section 2, "Altered States of Consciousness," stresses that open discussion of altered states of consciousness can inform students of ways of exploring and controlling consciousness without the use of drugs. Discussed in this section are dreams, meditation centering, biofeedback, parapsychology, spirituality, and growth potential. The final section, "Future Trends and Implications," highlights possibilities for transpersonal psychology in research, teacher education, and philosophy. (JA)
Descriptors: Creative Development, Education, Educational Innovation, Educational Psychology, Psychology, Self Concept, Self Congruence
Phi Delta Kappa, Eighth and Union, Box 789, Bloomington, Indiana 47401 ($0.50)
Publication Type: Books
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Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.