Neuro-Linguistic Programming: Transpersonal Dimensions
Master of Arts (MA)
Committee or Advisor Chair
Philip Ashley Smith
Douglas C. Bowman
Frances E. Vaughan
psychology, transpersonal psychology, neurology, linguistics, programming
Cognitive Psychology | Psycholinguistics and Neurolinguistics | Psychology | Transpersonal Psychology
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.")
Brody, Steven Robert, "Neuro-Linguistic Programming: Transpersonal Dimensions" (1980). Johnston Master Theses (20th Century). 5.