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Meet the Existentialists

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Edward Hoffman, PhD

A New York State licensed psychologist in private practice for more than 25 years, Dr. Hoffman is an active scholar in humanistic/ transpersonal psychology, and the author of more than a dozen books in psychology and related fields, including award-winning biographies of Alfred Adler and Abraham Maslow, and an anthology of Maslow's unpublished papers entitled Future Visions (Sage). An adjunct association psychology professor at Yeshiva University, Dr. Hoffman has written/edited several works relating classic Jewish thought to contemporary interests in psychology including personality growth, mindfulness, creativity, and altruism. These include most recently Future Visions: The Unpublished Papers of Abraham Maslow (Sage Publications), and The Wisdom of Maimonides and The Kabbalah Reader (both by Shambhala/Trumpeter). He serves as an editor of the Journal of Humanistic Psychology, and lectures widely throughout the United States and abroad. In 2009 he served as a visiting scholar at the University of Tokyo. His recent research has focused on cross-cultural study of peak-experiences and cross-cultural study of altruistic encounters. He lives in the New York City area with his wife and their two children.

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