Sri Aurobindo's Vision of Integral Human Development: Designing a Future Discipline of Study

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Springer, 22 mei 2014 - 181 pagina's
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This book explores the integral vision of human development contained in the original works of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother. It delves into multiple layers of the human personality as envisaged by Sri Aurobindo and The Mother and explores a new developmental science of consciousness based on the practice of Integral Yoga. The book examines the major metatheoretical conceptions that shape the contemporary discipline of developmental psychology and discusses the ways in which Sri Aurobindo’s philosophical and psychological perspective can help break fresh ground for developmental theorisation and research by extending the current understanding of the human evolutionary potential.

The author proposes a new agenda for human development which brings together the key ideas of integral individual and collective development and informs practices in the areas of counselling, education, parenting and self-development. This book will be of special interest for researchers of developmental psychology, human development, counselling psychology, philosophy, social work and education.

 

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Inhoudsopgave

The Need for a New Psychology of Human Development
1
Moving Towards a Gnostic Individuality
19
The Human Cycle
51
The Dominant Metatheories
67
The Metatheory
89
The Agenda
131
7 Applying the New Agenda of Human Development
151
Appendix A
169
Appendix B
175
Glossary
177
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Monica Gupta is Assistant Professor, Department of Elementary Education, Gargi College, University of Delhi. She is also closely associated with International Centre for Integral Studies, Gnostic Centre and New Delhi in an honorary capacity. She is interested in exploring new formats of learning and research expressing the deeper subjective and spiritual modes of being based on Sri Aurobindo's and The Mother’s writings. Her work extends to areas like Integral Education, Integral Psychology and Self Development and Teacher education curriculum renewal.

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