Transpersonal psychology: a more traditional term or word in traditional colleges and universities for the study of Spiritual and Soul psychology
The formal study of experiences, beliefs, and practices which seem to suggest that the sense of one's self may extend beyond our personal and individual perceptions of reality. The field of transpersonal psychology overlaps on finer points with the field of "parapsychology", but the two disciplines often employ different approaches and emphases on finer points of contention. To illustrate, the field of parapsychology is primarily focused on the investigation of evidence to either support or disclaim the reality of "paranormal" phenomena. Conversely, transpersonal psychology tends to focus more of the transpersonal significance of such phenomena by exploring such points as the 'universal' or 'spiritual' aspects of the case.
Movement stressing full sensory, psychic and spiritual development.
The study of experiences, beliefs and practices that suggest that the sense of self can extend beyond our personal or individual reality. The subject matter of transpersonal psychology overlaps to some extent with parapsychology, but the two disciplines tend to have different approaches and emphases. Parapsychology is primarily concerned to investigate evidence for and against the reality of paranormal phenomena. Transpersonal psychology, on the other hand, is more interested in investigating the transpersonal significance of such phenomena the ways in which they may give people a sense of connectedness with a larger, more universal or spiritual reality.
A school of psychology that studies the transcendent, or spiritual dimensions of humanity. Includes the study of human potential, and seeks the realization of unitive, spiritual, and transcendent states of consciousness.
The study of experiences, beliefs and practices that suggest that the sense of self can extend beyond our personal or individual reality; transpersonal psychology differs from parapsychology in that it is more interested in investigating the transpersonal significance of paranormal phenomena (i.e., the ways in which they may give people a sense of connectedness with a larger, more universal or spiritual reality).
Transpersonal psychology is a school of psychology that studies the transcendent, or spiritual dimensions of humanity. Among these factors we find such issues as self-development, peak experiences, mystical experiences and the possibility of development beyond traditional ego-boundaries. Thus the interest in human experiences which apparently are 'trans-personal,'or 'trans-egoic'.