Life provides turning points of many kinds, but the most powerful of all may be character-revealing moments.
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Kirk J. Schneider Ph.D.
There is a reason why many of the most twisted and destructive people on this planet are not seen as mental patients. They are ordinary, even celebrated—with "normal" brains.
The sense of awe as key to our science, religiosity, and life
What can be done to foster a sense of awe toward life in a digital age?
The need for highly attuned, depth psychological facilitators to address the bitter political, social, and psychological divides today could not be greater.
Awe-based tips for healing the social divides.
The cry for awe—the humility and wonder, and the sense of adventure toward living—in an age of devices and programming.
Part 2 of an interview on individual and social implications of "awe" for Experience Life Magazine
An interview with Experience Life Magazine
A fresh and, I believe, imperative approach to conflict mediation.
With the emergence of Pope Francis, are there hints of a depolarization of orthodoxy?
A personal interview on the nature and implications of "awe" for living.
The sense of awe, or humility and wonder—sense of adventure—toward living is beginning to make notable waves in both the media and research on well being.
Excerpts from a personal interview, continued
Reflections on therapeutic mastery from an existential-humanistic point of view.
Brief thoughts on faith in the inscrutable and human responsibility
From a depth psychological ("awe-based") view, Why are people violent with one another and what steps can we take to address the problem?
In these days of school shootings, fanatical uprisings in the Middle East, and political upheaval at home, it may seem that these are all distinct events–yet think again.
We need a new diagnostic system to understand and address the social context that often underlies and informs individual "disorders." What I call "the polarized mind" may help.
The awesomeness of life, of being, is inexhaustible. No matter what we lose, fear, or despise, it is there.
We've got much more than an isolated problem with extremism in our country and world; we've got a broad and diversified problem
How polarization and extremism are persistently repeated throughout history and some steps, from an existential-spiritual point of view, to address the problem.
How the New Apologists for Modernity Overlook Humanity's Complexity and Depth
A landmark discussion has just been published. It is a document of historic proportions that can be drawn on to show the viability and flourishing of humanistic practice principles across diverse sectors of our profession.
Underlying causes of military suicides; putting human beings in the position to kill other human beings?
Why psychology needs to "reset" itself to be a complete psychology
Enchanted agnostics are the leaders-to-be of a new spiritual consciousness.
It's time for the profession of psychology to wake up to its larger calling.
How existential or awe-based psychology can address violence
Applying Therapeutic Methods to the Legislative Process
Suggestions for the revival of humanistic and mainstream psychology
Kirk J. Schneider, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and current editor of the Journal of Humanistic Psychology.