Transpersonal psychology involves an approach to behavior and the self that transcends
ordinary states of mind as well as extends to the larger environment as a whole. Treating
the individual, their mind, and behavior in relation to others and the larger natural system
utilizing properly developed and practically applicable concepts from physics, chemistry, and
biology may provide a successful interpretation that may be more powerful than the standard
views of psychology. For instance, basic concepts such as charge pair attraction‑repulsion,
bonding, and synchronous behavior may be transformed into highly effective and even
“spiritual” concepts that can add sophistication to human action, thought, and emotion in a
way that is both more naturalistic and transcendent than current definitions in psychology.
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