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March 2005 CSP William James Award

Gabriel S. Dy-Liacco
Loyola College in Maryland
Thesis Title: The Cross-Cultural Generalizability of Western Spirituality and Religiosity Constructs to the Philippines: Spirituality as a Universal Aspect of Human Experience

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March 2004 CSP William James Award

B. Rael Cahn
University of California at San Diego
Thesis Title: An EEG investigation into the neurophysiology of the dissolution of self/non-self boundaries using meditation and psilocybin

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August 2003 CSP William James Award

The Committee recommended no awards for this cycle.


March 2003 CSP William James Award

James D. Pappas
Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center
Thesis Title: A Construct Validity Study of the Self-Expansiveness Level Form: A Multitrait-multimethod Matrix Criterion Approach

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Todd Bresnick
Yeshiva University
Thesis Title: Spatial and Temporal Continuities in Phenomenal Experience in Fringe and Different States of Consciousness

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August 2002 CSP William James Awards

Ann S. Clarke
Boston University
Thesis title: Creativity and Religious Experience: An Investigation into the Relationship Between Several Measures

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Robin Rodd
University of Western Australia
Thesis title: Maripa: Integrative Consciousness and Pyscho-Social Healing among the Piaroa of Southern Venezuela

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Diana Rosalind Trimble
Naropa University
Thesis title: Liquid Light of the Santo Daime: Plant Medicines and their Potential for Personal and Cultural Transformation Via Direct Experience of the Divine

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March 2002 CSP William James Award

Sister Jean Evans
University of South Africa
Thesis Title: The Mystical Writings of Madeleine du Bois de Fontaines

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August 2001 CSP William James Awards

Ethan R. Benore
Bowling Green State University
Thesis Title: The Sacred Self: A Study of Sanctification of the Self in College Students and Its Implication for Self-Functioning

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Cheryl A. Falkenstein, M.Ed.
Temple University
Dissertation Title: The Relationship Between Spirituality and Coping Skills and Depression Among Bereaved Individuals

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March 2001 CSP William James Award

Ben Zequeira-Russell
Fuller Theological Seminary
Dissertation Title: Wilderness Experience and Spiritual Transcendence

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August 2000 CSP William James Awards

Elizabeth Albertsen
The Wright Institute
Dissertation Title: Interpersonal Guilt, Spirituality, and Religiosity: An Empirical Investigation of Relationships

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Ciara Byrne
Teachers College, Columbia University
Thesis Title: Mystical Experience, Spiritual Maturity, and Identity Formation

M. Lindsay Childress-Beatty
Teachers College, Columbia University
Dissertation Title: Religiosity, Mysticism, and Health in Abused and Nonabused Women

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(This is the first dissertation in the history of the Clinical Psychology Program at Columbia University's Teachers College to focus on spirituality.)


March 2000 CSP William James Award

Douglas Hocker
Department of Psychology, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Thesis Title: Mystical Consciousness and the Perception of Paradox: An Empirical Investigation of the Relationship between Mystical Experience and Reason

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