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Our Board

The AAPS Board is happy to announce Natasha Tassell-Matamua, PhD has joined as a Board member.  Dr. Tassell-Matamua is the Director of the Center for Indigenous Psychologies and Associate Professor at the School of Psychology, Massey University, New Zealand.  She has lived in a variety of countries and cultures, including the Cook Islands, Singapore, Curacao, and Guernsey.  These experiences provide a useful foundation for reflecting on cultural diversity and its influences.  Welcome to the AAPS!


The AAPS has many active student members who have been contributing to the Academy in a variety of ways:

  • Our students have compiled essays, poems, and art concerning the topic of the primary of consciousness for publication of a beautiful magazine titled “Consciousness Unexplained.”  Members receive a free pdf, the pdf is now available for non-members after a nominal donation, and the magazine is now available for online purchase (for US residents).
  • Our students expanded our website to explore how a worldview that supports the primacy of consciousness has also permeated the arts throughout the ages. The Primacy of Consciousness through Art displays examples of art from the past centuries that illustrate this lens on reality. We hope you enjoy this addition to the AAPS website!

AAPS Postmaterialist Sciences Series Volume III:  Spiritual Awakenings:  Scientists and Academics Describe their Experiences
The Scientific & Medical Network hosted the Summit V Book Launch for Volume 3 on September 24/25, 2022.  Both days were recorded, and are available for free access now!  Also available for free are podcasts of each chapter, read by the author.

BiMonthly Member Discussions

Member discussions are held every other month.  Members are notified when the speaker, date, and time is scheduled.  Past member discussion presentations have included Dean Radin, Gary Schwartz, Julia Mossbridge, and Stephen Schwartz. Member discussions are recorded and available for members after the presentation.  Want to attend or have access to past presentations?  Join AAPS!

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AAPS Graduate Student Research Award Competition

The AAPS is announcing the creation of the AAPS Graduate Student Research Award Competition to support graduate students interested in performing research on the primacy of consciousness and its applications to health care, well-being, and other related topics.

Proposals for a graduate-level research project are due each calendar year by September 1 from Student members of AAPS.  Results of the submission reviews will be available on October 1, and the Award will start on November 15. The award is for a possible total of $1000, with $500 awarded to the author to be spent on the student’s research project at the onset and an additional $500 awarded directly to the student when the project is published in a peer-reviewed journal.  Students should send their proposals to info@aapsglobal.com.

Proposal instructions:

  • Length: 6 pages maximum, 12-point font, single-spaced.
  • Include the following sections:
  • Specific aims
  • Background literature review and significance of the research
  • Methods
  • Expected results
  • Possible limitations/obstacles and how you will deal with them
  • References cited section (not included in the 6-page limit)

All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force… We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent Mind. This Mind is the matrix of all matter.
Max Planck, PhD

What does Postmaterialism mean?

Materialism refers to ​assumptions about the nature of reality​. In science it is ​expressed in terms of mathematical theories and experimental tests of concepts like matter, energy, space and time.  ​​Pre-materialism refers to pre-scientific history, when reality was understood ​solely in terms of supernatural or religious concepts.
The prefix “post” ​in post-materialism ​refers to ​the next development in our understanding of reality. ​Post-materialism refers to ​the hypothesis of ​consciousness as ​a ​fundamental​ component of reality​​. Post-materialism is gaining support from an increasing number of scientists and scholars​ who ​​​have ​come to believe that a ​solely ​material approach​ (where “material” is understood in today’s terms) is insufficient to gain a comprehensive understanding of reality.​
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how our understanding of consciousness affects our experience of reality

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