phenomenological psychology

phenomenological psychology

a school of psychology that emphasizes the importance of the unique, subjective experience of the person. It regards the perception of events by the person as crucial to understanding why the person reacts as he or she does. The approach was influenced by HUSSERL and has been particularly influential within the HUMANISTIC MOVEMENT, where the SELF with its unique perspective is central and the realization of human potential, or SELF ACTUALIZATION, is the motivator of action. This perspective is seen in the PERSON-CENTRED COUNSELLING of Carl ROGERS.
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For some five years prior to the invitation, I had been teaching an undergraduate course on phenomenological psychology at an American International College based in London.
This overview of phenomenological psychology for undergraduate and graduate students in psychology, ethics, and religion offers a phenomenological exploration of the ethics of lived experiences, examining ethical decision making in everyday life.
Dreyer Kruger (the leading figure in SA phenomenological psychology, and a leading light in PIRSA) then initiated visits with a number of US universities.
He explains consciousness from the viewpoint of Theravadan Buddhism, which has a complex phenomenological psychology of consciousness, very different from the Tibetan traditions with which I am more familiar.
Gallagher hence advocates something more like a phenomenological psychology, which he again takes MerleauPonty's philosophy to support implicitly, while also offering a meta-philosophical justification for a view that might be called dialectical phenomenology, which argues for phenomenology to exist in a relationship of something akin to mutual constraint with the relevant empirical sciences.
To argue his case, the author traces prior discussion of the imaginary through the lens of Sartre's perspective of phenomenological psychology and the dream state, Lacan's psychoanalytic discussion of the imaginary, symbolic, and real, and Castoriadis and Taylor's discussion of a shared and collective "social imaginary." Combined, these theories indict modernity, which privileges rational modes of action while "the imaginary and its underlying symbolic elements are overlooked or suppressed" (p.
Five ways of doing qualitative analysis: Phenomenological psychology, grounded theory, discourse analysis, narrative research, and intuitive inquiry.
Concerning the possibility of phenomenological psychological research, Journal of Phenomenological Psychology 14(1): 129-169.
Smith (Eds.) Duquesne Studies in Phenomenological Psychology (pp.
"Journal of Phenomenological Psychology. [CHECK FORMAT] Spring, 2004.