Progoff, Ira(1921– ) psychologist; born in New York City. Educated at the New School for Social Research (Ph.D. 1951), he taught there before joining Drew University (N.J.) (1959) as director of the Institute for Research in Depth Psychology. A humanistic psychologist, he created "process meditation" and "intensive journaling" as methods of spiritual growth. His books include Life-Study: Experiencing Creative Lives by the Intensive Journal Method (1983).
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