Transpersonal Education as a Strategy for Social Change

Publication Date



Master of Arts (MA)

Committee or Advisor Chair

Glenn Whitlock, Ph.D.

Committee Members

Donald J. Mastriano, Ed.D.

Thomas B. Roberts, Ph.D.


transpersonal psychology, transpersonal education, social change, humanistic psychology, psychosynthesis, behavior


Applied Behavior Analysis | Educational Psychology | Politics and Social Change | Psychology | Transpersonal Psychology


This thesis will explore the potential use of transpersonal education as a means to social change. It is being written with a general educational audience in mind--for all teachers on all levels. Before outlining the format, selected relevant theoretical assumptions will be discussed.

For purposes of this paper, an individual's social conduct is conceptualized as being a behavioral reflection of an underlying system of values. Moreover, it is assumed that if the culture as a whole embraces a given value system, the prevailing social and political system will endorse this image. The internalized values can be seen as creating as well as propagating the existent status quo.


Department: Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychology

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