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Preface to new, 2012, edition of The Psychology of Existence

Author: Kirk Schneider

The Psychology of Existence was a seminal text in the re-introduction of existential psychology to a new generation of practitioners. 

It was written in 1995 by Rollo May, who first brought existential psychology to America, and Kirk Schneider, who had studied with May at Saybrook University and is now a faculty member there. 

In 2012, McGraw-Hill announced it was re-issuing this classic text, with a new preface by Schneider. 

An interview with Schneider where he discusses the value of The Psychology of Existence almost two decades later, and the process of working with May, can be found here.


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