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Friedman, Harris, Ph.D.


Harris Friedman received his bachelor’s (psychology) and master’s (sociology) degrees from Emory University, and his doctorate from Georgia State University (clinical psychology).  He is board certified in both Clinical and Organizational-Consulting Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology.  He recently retired as Courtesy Professor (Emeritus) of Psychology at University of Florida and Professor (Emeritus) at Saybrook University, but he continues to supervise and/or consult with doctoral dissertations at a number of schools.  He has over 200 professional publications, mainly on transpersonal psychology and on cultural psychology, as well as on the applied areas of clinical and organizational psychology.  He also contributes to the philosophy of science and research methodology.  He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, and serves as Senior Editor of the International Journal of Transpersonal and Associate Editor of The Humanistic Psychologist.  In addition, he is the senior editor of The Praeger Series on Social Justice and Psychology, andis co-editor of the first 3 volumes forthcoming in that series, The Praeger Handbook of Social Justice and Psychology (in-press).  He has one co-edited volume in-press: Advances in Parapsychological Research, Volume 10 (McFarland), and a co-authored volume, Transcultural Competency, now under review with American Psychological Association Press.  In 2013 he co-edited The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Transpersonal Psychology andAdvances in Parapsychological Research, Volume 9 (McFarland).  He is currently working on Applied Transpersonal Psychology, 2 volumes (Praeger) andAdvances in Parapsychological Research, Volume 10 (McFarland), as well as a number of research papers.  He enjoys a wide variety of creative scholarship, as exemplified by two of his 2013 studies that both received international recognition (see and  He also is an Aikido instructor, holding the 3rd degree black-belt in this non-violent Japanese martial art, as well as an environmental and social activist.