Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychology
History and Systems of Psychology - General
History and Systems of Psychology - Specific
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- Google.com (the best web search engine) ;-)
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- Mason Library's document delivery system.
- PsycINFO - (On campus only) Access to the APA's database of journal, book, and book chapter abstracts via FirstSearch.
- Mason Library EBSCOhost Login Page - Once you get to the ``Please select a database to search'' page, choose ``Academic Search Premier'' (the default selection) and click ``Enter'' to obtain the data base that includes the Journal of Humanistic Psychology.
- Portfolio Evaluation of Coursework
- Guidelines for written work - Some suggestions for writing papers in this course
- Mason Library Psychology Resources page
- Association for Humanistic Psychology
- APA Division 32 - Humanistic Psychology
- Association for Transpersonal Psychology
- John Davis' page of Transpersonal Psychology links
- The Five Wisdoms Institute -- offering training programs said to enhance self-awareness, communication, and effectiveness
- Culture, defining the concept
- C. George Boeree's essay on Abraham Maslow provides a summary of the man and his ideas.
- Boeree also has an essay on Carl Rogers.
- Existentialism is a relatively recent philosophical movement that has strongly influenced humanistic and transpersonal psychology, most especially the ideas of Carl Rogers. Here are a few web links defining or introducing existentialism:
Although not all existentialists are or were atheists, as the above sites show, you might still find carved into the table or written on the wall of a booth in a college town coffee shop the graffito:
- God is dead.
- Nietzsche is dead.
- There are many web sites devoted to Thich Nhat Hanh and his work. Here are a couple to begin with:
- Dharma - Its Definition and Universal Application: ``dharma'' simply means ``things,'' ``phenomena,'' and (usually when capitalized) the entire Buddhist doctrine: The Way Things Are
- ``Zen & the Art of Success'' - Frederick C. Crews' review of a book about the rise and fall of the second head of the San Francisco Zen Center, from The New York Review of Books for March 28, 2002. The article provides some background on the growth of Buddhism in the USA.
- Tricycle: The Buddhist Review - quarterly publication on Buddhism published in the United States
- Quakers: The Religious Society of Friends - a web page describing a Christian movement that is similar to Buddhism in some ways and perhaps similar to early Christianity in others
- April is
Expressive behavior is an important component of self-actualization, as Maslow emphasized. The origins of poetry are connected with the origins of music. Both are expressive behaviors par excellence. Both are connected with the remembering and transferring of knowledge, essential parts of the sharing and extension of culture. In recognition of Poetry Month, please select your own favorite poems to share with your classmates. See also the link to Whitman's ``A Song of Myself'' below.
- Walt Whitman's ``A Song of Myself'' is a long poem first published in 1855 that, among other things, celebrates the process of self-actualization. Read it during National Poetry month.
- Constantin Cavafy's poem ``Ithaka'' is about the return of Odysseus and ``process rather than product.'' Checkout the alternative translation linked at the bottom of this page and also click on Main Page or Menu at the bottom to explore the web site, which is a tribute to the poet.