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Inclusive Psychology

Inclusive Psychology is an antidote to the too-narrow forms of psychology of the 20th Century. It is a psychology of wholeness, honoring the original meanings of wholehealthyunhurt, and entire. It emphasizes health, well-being, and the realization of our human potentials, rather than focusing on illness and pathology. It hopes to remain unhurt and maintain a quality of undivided and unbroken completeness by avoiding unwise narrowness, divisions, and omissions that can be injurious to the integrity of our nature and our discipline. It aims to be entire by addressing a full spectrum of human capabilities and experiences.
Welcome to the website for
Inclusive Psychology,
which advocates an inclusive and integrated approach to the study of human experience. 
"Our normal waking
as we call it, is but 
one special type of 
whilst all about it, 
parted from it by the 
filmiest of screens, 
there lie potential 
forms of consciousness entirely different. We may go through life without suspecting their existence; but apply the requisite stimulus, and at a touch they are there in their completeness, definite types of mentality which probably somewhere have their field of application and adaptation. No account of the universe in its totality can be final which leaves these other forms of consciousness quite disregarded."

~ William James

Inclusive Psychology is an expanded and extended form of psychology that is inclusive and integrated in both its content and its methods of inquiry. Some have suggested that there have been four major forces of psychology:
psychoanalytic, behavioral/cognitive,
humanistic, and transpersonal. Ken Wilber and others recently developed
an integral psychology. Inclusive Psychology encompasses content and approaches from all five of these--retaining and honoring what seems most useful in each, applying what is most appropriate for the situation at hand, and not privileging any of the forms in a universal or absolute way. Although Inclusive Psychology addresses many of the more familiar and "conventional" forms of affect, behavior, cognition, and experience, this particular website emphasizes experiences having exceptional, transpersonal, transcendent, and spiritual qualities. Inclusive Psychology's preferred research approach is integral inquiry, developed in 1992 by William Braud.

"Ultimate truth, if there be such a thing, demands the concert of many voices."

   ~ Carl Gustav Jung 
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Topics Addressed on This Website

This site is devoted to alternative and inclusive ways of knowing, being, and doing. It provides resources for information, scholarship, inquiry, research, education, and discussion in the following areas: 
  • An inclusive, integrated psychology
  • Consciousness studies
  • Transpersonal studies
  • Spirituality
  • Mysticism
  • Expanded research methods
  • Epistemological considerations
  • Exceptional human experiences
  • Psychical research and parapsychology 

These above topics are supported through 
  • the provision of full-text papers on the Archived Papers page
  • links to relevant online resources on the Resource Links page
  • brief articles on inclusive psychology, integral inquiry, transpersonal psychology, exceptional human experiences, parapsychological inquiry, and spirituality on the Related Materials page
  • short essays and postings on miscellaneous topics on the Short Essays page and on the Additional Content page
Information about William Braud's background and interests may be found on the About / Contact page.

"Each of us is in reality an abiding psychical entity far more extensive than he knows--an individuality which can never express itself completely through any corporeal manifestation. The Self manifests through the organism; but there is always some part of the Self unmanifested; and always, as it seems, some power of organic expression in abeyance or reserve."                                                                    ~ F. W. H. Myers
Last Date Revised: May 5, 2012
"We know a thing only by uniting with it; by assimilating it; by an interpenetration of it and our selves. . . . Wisdom is the fruit of communion; ignorance the inevitable portion of those who 'keep themselves to themselves,' and stand apart, judging, analyzing the things which they have never truly known."

                                     ~ Evelyn Underhill