Title

Neuro-Linguistic Programming: Transpersonal Dimensions

Publication Date

1980

Degree

Master of Arts (MA)

Committee or Advisor Chair

Philip Ashley Smith

Committee Members

Douglas C. Bowman

Frances E. Vaughan

Keywords

psychology, transpersonal psychology, neurology, linguistics, programming

Disciplines

Cognitive Psychology | Psycholinguistics and Neurolinguistics | Psychology | Transpersonal Psychology

Abstract

Neurolinguistic Programming is new. And it represents a new model of human experience. It qualifies, by all rights, as a new paradigm (Kuhn, 1962); and as such, does not fit into any (so far as I know) preconceived notion about phenomenal experience/behavior.

A popular subject of speculation about NLP is, "Is it behavioristic or humanistic?" I suggest that it is neither, and simultaneously both. And any attempt to view NLP, or any attempt to get a grasp on or hear the message of NLP through the framework of either "humanism or behaviorism" MUST lead to confusion and paradoxical situations. (Not to say that "confusion" is not good; as NLP maintains: "Confusion is the gateway to new realities.")

Comments

Department: Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychology

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