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Date of Award

7-26-1991

Degree Type

Dissertation (On-Campus Access Only)

Degree Name

Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)

Committee Chair

Robert W. Davis, PhD

Second Advisor

James B. Lane, PhD

Abstract

It is argued that scientific method prevents the formation of an adequate psychology, in that the human experience it seeks to represent is in some ways not amenable to reduction. It is suggested that the epistemological basis of psychology be expanded to include aesthetic and mythic ways of thinking, as well as scientific. Jungian psychology is discussed as the prototype for such an expansion, and a method for the interpretation of Rorschach responses is introduced as an example of its potential application.

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