transpersonal psychology

transpersonal psychology

noun
a branch of psychology or psychotherapy that recognizes altered states of consciousness and transcendent experiences as a means to understand the human mind and treat psychological disordrs.

Origin:
1970–75

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Main Entry:  transpersonal psychology
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a type of psychology or psychotherapy that focuses on altered states of consciousness and transcendent experiences as a means to understanding the human mind and treating mental disorders
Example:  Transpersonal psychology emphasizes meditation, prayer, and self-transcendence.
Etymology:  coined by Carl Jung (1917)
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