Transformative Cognition

Andrea Gaggioli*

*Autore corrispondente per questo lavoro

Risultato della ricerca: Contributo in libroVoce in dizionario / enciclopedia


Personal change is generally considered as a gradual and linear process, which occurs either as a result of maturation over the lifespan or as the result of therapeutic interventions. However, research from different disciplines-including anthropology, philosophy, and psychology suggests the existence of a second type of change-transformative or transformational - which involves a radical and long-lasting shift in the individual's core beliefs, values, and attitudes. In this contribution, I will review key definitions and conceptualizations of transformative experience, discuss the scientific and practical relevance of this construct, and suggest some future directions for research.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Titolo della pubblicazione ospiteThe Palgrave Encyclopedia of the Possible
Numero di pagine9
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2020


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