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Transpersonal Psychologist

James Fadiman is an American psychologist and writer. He is acknowledged for his extensive work in the field of psychedelic research and is recognised as one of the world’s experts on the use of psychedelic microdosing. He co-foundedthe Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, which later became Sofia University (California), where he was a lecturer in psychedelic studies. He recently published “The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide”.

While in Paris, his friend and former professor, Ram Dass (then known as Richard Alpert), introduced him to psilocibin. Fadiman was part of the team in the ‘psychedelics in problem-solving’ experiment which was abruptly halted in 1966. He was a president of the Association for Transpersonal Psychology and a Director at the Institute of Noetic Sciences. Fadiman received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University and a Master’s Degree and a doctorate (both in psychology) from Stanford University.

Fadiman and Robert Frager published a textbook on personality theory which was one of the first to incorporate Eastern theories of personality alongside Western approaches. Personality and Personal Growth has been republished in seven editions as of 2012.