Despite its substantial scientific, academic, and professional achievements, transpersonal psychology has
not been fully incorporated within traditional undergraduate psychology curricula. One reason is conventional
psychology’s prejudiced perception of humanity’s spiritual nature. Other reasons lie within the field
of transpersonal psychology itself, including the lack of agreed-upon general curricular models, absence of
normative educational (student) outcomes, unstructured courses with restricted content coverage, and conceptual
and methodological disagreements among experts. One of the most pressing challenges facing contemporary
transpersonal education is the publication of an authoritative, standard textbook that would
effectively introduce undergraduate students to transpersonal psychology and facilitate the progress of the
discipline’s further integration into mainstream psychology.
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