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Why Psychology still has a Problem with Consciousness by Stuart Hameroff M.D.

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William James, the father of American psychology, wrote gloriously about consciousness a hundred years ago. But following James, his field became dominated by behaviorism which focused exclusively on experimental methods with measurable data. Because… more »

The Almost Blank Slate: Making A Case For Human Nurture by Henry D Schlinger Ph.D.

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Recovery Communities By Leonard A. Jason, Ph.D.

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You've probably never hear of an Oxford House, but 9,500 people live in these recovery communities throughout the US. They represent one of the largest self-help organizations in the world, and they are completely self run with no professional staff.… more »

Consciousness and its Brain: a New Paradigm by John Smythies M.D.

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Abstract This essay presents an account of a new paradigm in physics, cosmology and neuroscience that involves a change in our concepts of space, time and consciousness. This is a variation of brane theory in physics. It has been fitfully developed for… more »

Towards a Materialistic Resolution of the "Hard Problem" of Consciousness - An interview with Haim D. Heilprin, Ph.D.

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Let us begin with what is arguably the toughest question of all, the question of subjective experience. Please pardon my skepticism, but it is my understanding that you purport to offer an explanation to the "hard problem" of consciousness? Yes.… more »

The Myth of Intelligence by Henry D. Schlinger Ph.D.

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Abstract Since the beginning of the 20th century, intelligence has been conceptualized as a qualitatively unique faculty (or faculties) with a relatively fixed quantity that individuals possess and that can be tested by conventional intelligence… more »

BE-Value Psychology by Barry Kibel, Ph.D.

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Abraham Maslow devoted much of the last decade of his career to the study of the peak experience. He noted that athletes in the zone, mystics recounting moments of enlightenment, artists when under the influence of their muse, and everyday persons at… more »