Self-Expansiveness for Exploring the Outer Boundaries of Consciousness:

A Scientific Transpersonal Approach
May 21 2017
09:00 - 09:35
Ash Auditorium

Self-Expansiveness for Exploring the Outer Boundaries of Consciousness:

Self-expansiveness is a construct referring to how a person can identify with aspects of the world not usually seen in the West as part of the ordinary self, and this construct is accompanied by a scientifically well-validated measure, the Self-Expansiveness Level Form (SELF), which has been used in considerable empirical research. In particular, the SELF’s Transpersonal Scale, which focuses on extreme levels of self-expansiveness — such as identifying with all of humanity or even all that exists, provides a model for understanding a number of phenomena related to the outer boundaries of human consciousness. This presentation will explore the construct of self-expansiveness and its accompanying measure, as well as summarize the empirical research supporting it and its many implications in terms of both further research and applications.