Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Grow: Seeds and Self-Actualization
by Pedrini-Talebi, Gioia A., M.A., Pacifica Graduate Institute, 2011, 64; 1504975
Abstract (Summary)

This qualitative research on the similarities between the processes of seeds and self-actualization investigates the relationship between theories of human development and the inborn ability of seeds to come into their fullness. Utilizing a hermeneutic research methodology, this investigation centers around exposing the detrimental effects on mental health created by disconnection from natural cycles, and the potential protective and restorative benefits associated with regaining that connection. A new perspective towards therapeutic interactions is suggested based on the findings of a wide spectrum of research which supports the potential merits of such a shift.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Wallner, Lou Ann
School: Pacifica Graduate Institute
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 50/03M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Developmental psychology, Developmental biology, Environmental science
Publication Number: 1504975
ISBN: 978-1-267-06235-2
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