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Marc Applebaum, PhD

Dr. Marc Applebaum is Associate Editor of the Journal of Phenomenological Psychology, and teaches in the Graduate College of Psychology and Humanistic Studies at Saybrook University, where his emphasis is on qualitative research methods, the phenomenological psychology and philosophy of Husserl and Merleau-Ponty, and their application in the fields of cultural and organizational psychology and consciousness studies.
His dissertation, directed by Amedeo Giorgi with the contribution of political philosopher Tony Stigliano and sociologist of religion Reçep Senturk of Fatih University, Istanbul, was a phenomenological psychological study of Muslim civil society leaders’ felt-connection with the Prophet Muhammad. His MA thesis, also directed by Dr. Giorgi, was a comparative study of the psychological meanings of intuition in work of Husserl and Nishida Kitaro, founder of the Kyoto School of philosophy.
In addition to his academic work, Dr. Applebaum has extensive crisis counseling experience in San Francisco’s community mental health system, and has consulted for nearly a decade with business leaders and managers in the Bay Area in the field of leadership and organization development.

Samples of Work by Marc Applebaum

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