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Happy New Year!
The new year for AAPS begins the term of Mario Beauregard, PhD as the AAPS President.  Dr. Beauregard is a neuroscientist currently affiliated with the Department of Psychology, University of Arizona. He received a bachelor degree in psychology and a doctorate degree in neuroscience from the University of Montreal. Upon completing his B.Sc. in psychology and his Ph.D. in neuroscience from University of Montreal, Mario earned two postdoctoral fellowships in experimental neuropsychology, the first at the University of Texas in Houston (1992-94), and the second at the Montreal Neurological Institute at the McConnell Brain Imaging Centre at McGill University (1994-96). He was also an Associate Researcher at the University of Montreal in the Departments of Psychology and Radiology, as well as the Neuroscience Research Center.
 
Messages from the President:
 
AAPS V1 
Our AAPS Volume 1, Is Consciousness Primary? is now published and available on Amazon. Our AAPS members have received a free copy of this e-book. If you are a member and have not received it please e-mail our Executive Director, Deborah Erickson at (deborah@deborahericksonphd.com), to ensure we have your correct email address. 
 
To obtain your copy become an AAPS member and join our BiMonthly Discussion!
 
BiMonthly Discussions
 
All members are invited to join our third discussion on Monday, February 3.  We will begin with a short introduction of each of our members on the call, and then a discussion by Dr. Gary Schwartz Please read up on his two chapters in Volume 1, and attend with your questions and comments!
 
Time zone start times and the Zoom webinar connection information will be forthcoming to members by email.
 
Enjoy!
Mario Beauregard, PhD
AAPS President
 
Is Consciousness Primary? Conference will be held Oct 2-4, 2020 at Arizona University in Tucson, Arizona.  Tentative speakers include President Mario Beauregard, Larry Dossey, Menas Kafatos, David Lorimer, Dean Radin, Gary Schwartz, Marjorie Woollacott, and other leaders in this field!  Saturday night will include a 2 hour poster session and we will have a call for poster abstracts out in the Feb/March time frame.  Watch for details and mark your calendars now!
 

 

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

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Meet Our Board Of Directors

Eleven internationally known scientists, from a variety of scientific fields
(physics, biology, neuroscience, psychology, medicine, psychiatry)

Mario Beauregard, PhD
Mario Beauregard, PhDPresident
Neuroscientist currently affiliated with the Department of Psychology, University of Arizona. He received a bachelor degree in psychology and a doctorate degree in neuroscience from the University of Montreal.

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Gary E. Schwartz, PhD
Gary E. Schwartz, PhDFounding President
Professor of Psychology, Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry, and Surgery at the University of Arizona, at the main campus in Tucson. In addition to teaching courses on health and spiritual psychology, he is the Director of the Laboratory for Advances in Consciousness and Health.
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Founding Board of Directors
Founding Board of Directors
Mario Beauregard, PhD
Imants Baruss, PhD
Larry Dossey, MD
Menas Kafatos, PhD
Lisa Miller, PhD
Julia Mossbridge, PhD
Dean Radin, PhD
Gary E. Schwartz, PhD
Stephan A. Schwartz
Charles Tart, PhD
Marjorie Woollacott, PhD
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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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Letter from the Founding Presidents

Welcome to the Academy for the Advancement of Postmaterialist Sciences (AAPS).

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