Kirk Schneider, Ph.D.

Kirk Schneider, Ph.D.
Kirk J. Schneider, Ph.D. is a leading spokesperson for existential-humanistic psychology and the recent past editor of the Journal of Humanistic Psychology.  Dr. Schneider is an adjunct faculty member at Saybrook University and Teachers College, Columbia University, a founding member of the Existential-Humanistic Institute, and the author/editor of 10 books including The Polarized Mind and Awakening to Awe.

Blogs by Kirk Schneider, Ph.D.

Video Playlist: Dr. Kirk Schneider

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VIDEO: Dr. Kirk Schneider on Psychological and Cultural Polarization

Watch an excerpt from PsychAlive’s interview with Dr. Kirk Schneider. Dr. Kirk Schneider, author of The Polarized Mind, talks about psychological and cultural polarization. Lisa Firestone:      In your new book (The Polarized Mind) you talk about how people become polarized, and I wonder if you could talk about that a little bit, what you mean… Read more »

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Dr. Kirk Schneider on Romantic Awe

Watch an excerpt from PsychAlive’s interview with Dr. Kirk Schneider. Dr. Kirk Schneider , author of The Polarized Mind, talks about romantic awe.  Lisa Firestone:      In your new book, The Polarized Mind, you describe romantic awe.  Is this something partners could aspire to in their relationship? Kirk Schneider:                 I hope so.  I mean, my wife… Read more »

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VIDEO: Dr. Kirk Schneider on How to Experience Life More Fully

Watch an excerpt from PsychAlive’s interview with Dr. Kirk Schneider. Dr. Kirk Schneider – Six Critical Lenses Through Which to More Fully Experience Life  Lisa Firestone:      As individuals, what do you think people could do to develop more meaning in their own life , on a personal level? Kirk Schneider:      I think depth psychotherapy is… Read more »

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VIDEO: Dr. Kirk Schneider on Enlivening Our Society with Awe Based Wisdom

Watch an excerpt from PsychAlive’s interview with Dr. Kirk Schneider. Dr. Kirk Schneider – Enlivening Our Society with Awe Based Wisdom Kirk Schneider:      I also point to some concrete ways that we could potentially address this, you know, in our culture, through child rearing, have some suggestions.  I touched on some of those.  But child… Read more »

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VIDEO: Dr. Kirk Schneider on Modern Culture and The Experience of Awe

Watch an excerpt from PsychAlive’s interview with Dr. Kirk Schneider. Dr. Kirk Schneider – Modern Culture and The Experience of Awe Lisa Firestone:      When you were talking about our fast paced society and I really thought about how that affects children, too, that children are put under so much pressure these days, and not only just… Read more »

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VIDEO: Dr. Kirk Schneider on Awakening to Awe, Gang Leader to Advocate

Watch an excerpt from PsychAlive’s interview with Dr. Kirk Schneider. Dr. Kirk Schneider – Awakening to Awe, Gang Leader to Advocate Lisa Firestone:      So in your book about Awakening to Awe you tell different stories of people’s experiences with awe and I was wondering if maybe you could recount one of those or think of… Read more »

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VIDEO: Dr. Kirk Schneider on Developing Awe in Existential Psychotherapy

Watch an excerpt from PsychAlive’s interview with Dr. Kirk Schneider. Dr. Kirk Schneider talks about developing awe in existential psychotherapy. Lisa Firestone:      How do you help patients start to develop this or how does it come up in the psychotherapy setting? Kirk Schneider:      Again, I see that as an organic evolution in the kind of work… Read more »

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VIDEO: Dr. Kirk Schneider – Awe Based Wisdom Through the Ages

Watch an excerpt from PsychAlive’s interview with Dr. Kirk Schneider. Dr. Kirk Schneider talks about various wisdom traditions throughout history and how it relates to a sense of awe. KS: Part of it is drawing from the cross-cultural wisdom, awe based wisdom that’s in every one of those power centers I was just critiquing through… Read more »

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VIDEO: Dr. Kirk Schneider – Awe and the Implications for Conducting Therapy

Watch an excerpt from PsychAlive’s exclusive interview with Dr. Kirk Schneider. Dr. Kirk Schneider talks about the importance of therapy and how it relates to awe. KS: I wish that every therapist who at least works in a deep way would have some of the therapeutic experiences I had, which, again, I would say, were… Read more »

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