Research on definitions of the field of psychology and themes in the literature of the field over a period of 20 years inform this description: Transpersonal psychology is a transformative psychology of the whole person embedded within a diverse, interconnected, and evolving world that pays particular attention to states of consciousness and developmental models reflecting expansion beyond conventional notions of self. Each element of this definition is examined, as well as the four phases of definitional development within the field from its founding in 1968 up to the present.
Hartelius, Glenn, "What is Transpersonal Psychology? A Concise Definition Based on 20 Years of Research" (2022). International Journal of Transpersonal Studies Advance Publication Archive. 52.
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