Arthur Warmoth, Ph.D. is professor of psychology at Sonoma State University in Northern California, where he has taught since 1969. He has served three terms as department chair and is currently chair of the Academic Planning Committee. He is also past president of the Association for Humanistic Psychology (AHP) and has served as a member of Division 32, Humanistic Psychology, of the American Psychological Association (APA). He currently teaches Community Psychology and is involved in community projects related to sustainability, including complementary currencies and the economics of the commons.
Dr. Warmoth has been involved in humanistic psychology since 1959, when he went to Brandeis University to pursue doctoral studies with Abraham H. Maslow. This was the period just following the publication of Maslow’s ground-breaking Motivation and Personality. At that time the use of the terms “humanistic” and “existential” were still being debated, and the idea of the “Third Force,” which Maslow introduced in his 1962 book, Toward a Psychology of Being, was still being formed.
While at Sonoma State, he was co-founder, with Dr. Eleanor Criswell, of the Humanistic Psychology Institute (now Saybrook Graduate School in San Francisco). He also served as founding consultant to the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology and has served on the boards of several nonprofit organizations. He has taught and consulted in Mexico with the Universidad Autónoma de La Laguna in Torreón, Coahuila.
Dr. Warmoth has published in the Journal of Humanistic Psychology, the AHP Perspective, the Sonoma Management Review, The Humanistic Psychologist, and Humanity and Society, among others.
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