January 26, 2016
Professor Emeritas Rosemarie Anderson is being honored for her outstanding work to the field of humanistic psychology. She will receive the Abraham Maslow Heritage Award for outstanding and lasting contribution to the exploration of the farther reaches of human spirit from the APA Division 32 at the APA Convention. Rosemarie will present an address at the 125th annual convention of the American Psychological Association in Washington, DC, August 3-6, 2017.
“In transpersonal research, the Renaissance view of the artist may present a more complete model for investigating human experience than that of the nineteenth century physical scientist … It may be time to re-enchant our methods of inquiry and epistemologies with the rigor and vigor of imagination.” Transforming Self and Others through Research: Transpersonal Research Methods and Skills for the Human Sciences and Humanities
Rosemarie is an author, poet, and an “elder” in the field of transpersonal psychology. In 1998, she authored Celtic Oracles (Random House) and co-authored, with William Braud, Transpersonal Research Methods for the Social Sciences (SAGE Publications), the book that founded the field of transpersonal research methods.
In 2011, she co-authored Transforming Self and Others Through Research (SUNY Press) with William Braud and co-authored Five Ways of Doing Qualitative Research: Phenomenological Psychology, Grounded Theory, Discourse Analysis, Narrative Research, and Intuitive Inquiry (Guilford, 2011) with Frederick Wertz, Kathy Charmaz, Linda McMullen, Ruthellen Josselson, and Emalina McSpadden.
In recent years, she has co-founded the Transpersonal Research Network (www.transpersonalresearchnetwork.com) and been a board member for the International Transpersonal Association. She has developed embodied writing, a hermeneutical approach to research known as intuitive inquiry, and an assessment of body intelligence known as the Body Insight Scale (BIS, www.mindgarden.com).
Abraham Maslow is one of the founders of humanistic psychology and transpersonal psychology. He believed that an accurate and viable theory of personality must include not only the depths but also the heights that each individual is capable of attaining. The concepts of both Skinner and Freud, and their followers, have tended to ignore or to explain away the cultural, social, and individual achievements of humanity, including creativity, love, altruism, and mysticism. These were among Maslow’s greatest interests.
Congratulations Rosemarie on a well deserved honor