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  • philosophical
  • Beginning with older, more philosophical and rhetorically based discourse on the link between the two phenomena, definitions of altruism and religion are discussed and reviews of the empirical research conducted separately on each are presented. (oup.com)
  • Perhaps his most lasting contribution to the interpretation of human existence was his formulation of a positive philosophical approach to psychology the foundations of which were clearly outlined in The Structure of Behavior and later more fully developed in Phenomenology of Perception. (concordia.ca)
  • complex
  • The complex, multifaceted nature of both altruism and religion are acknowledged, and we argue that. (oup.com)
  • Professional
  • AMERICA'S therapy industry-by which I mean not only the licensed counselors in all mental-health specialties but also the psychiatric hospitals where many work and the graduate schools that train them-is currently in the throes of what is undoubtedly its single greatest economic upheaval since the beginnings of professional psychology just over 100 years ago. (nationalaffairs.com)
  • Religious
  • For more than 100 years psychologists of religion have been investigating connections between brain activity and religious experience, going back to the pioneering efforts of William James, Sigmund Freud, and Carl Jung. (kellybulkeley.org)
  • His conclusion that in the mystical experience there are certain fundamental characteristics that are universal and not restricted to any particular religion or culture (although particular cultural, historical, or religious conditions may influence both the interpretation and description of these basic phenomena) was taken as a presupposition. (psychedelic-library.org)