Professor

Biography

Tobin Hart, Ph.D. serves as Professor in the University of West Georgia’s Humanistic, Transpersonal and Critical psychology program. He is co-founder of the ChildSpirit Institute, a nonprofit educational and research hub exploring and nurturing the spirituality of children and adults. His work explores human consciousness especially at the nexus of spirituality, psychology, and education. The center point for this inquiry is about how we know, especially that knowing that happens when the world opens more deeply to us, and we to it. He teaches, researches and writes on topics such as Deep Empathy, PsychoSpiritual Development, Inspiration, Transformative Education, Contemplative Knowing, Music and the Mind, Psychotherapy Spirituality Integration, Mind-Body Unity. He has served as a leader in several emerging fields including: Children’s Spirituality, Contemplative Teaching and Learning, and PsychoSpiritual Development. Recent books include: The Four Virtues, The Integrative Mind: Transformative Education for a World on Fire, Spiritual Knowing, From Information to Transformation: Education for the Evolution of Consciousness, Transpersonal Knowing; Exploring the Horizon of Consciousness, and The Secret Spiritual World of Children.

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  • Courses Taught
  • Course Sections and Syllabi

    Fall 2019 Sections

    Summer 2019 Sections

    • PSYC-3010 (Human Growth and Development) Section: E02
    • PSYC-3800 (Psychology of Mind/Body) Section: E02
    • PSYC-9999 (Dissertation) Section: E01

    Spring 2019 Sections

    • PSYC-3800 (Psychology of Mind/Body-Honors) Section: 25H
    • PSYC-6010 (Human Growth and Potential) Section: 01

    Fall 2018 Sections

    • PSYC-3010 (Human Growth and Development) Section: E02
    • PSYC-3800 (Psychology of Mind/Body) Section: E01

    Summer 2018 Sections

    • PSYC-3010 (Human Growth and Development) Section: E02
    • PSYC-3800 (Psychology of Mind/Body) Section: E02
    • PSYC-6881 (Consciousness & Pedagogy) Section: E01

    Fall 2017 Sections

    • PSYC-6010 (Human Growth and Potential) Section: 01
    • PSYC-6800 (Psychology of Mind/Body) Section: 01
    • PSYC-7810C (Tutorial: CONTEMPLATIVE PRACTI) Section: 03

    Summer 2017 Sections

    • PSYC-3010 (Human Growth and Development) Section: E03
    • PSYC-4760 (Introduction to Psychotherapy) Section: 01
    • PSYC-6000 (Foundations Humanistic Psych) Section: 01
    • PSYC-6161 (Counseling Methods) Section: 01

    Spring 2017 Sections

    • PSYC-3800 (Psychology of Mind/Body) Section: 01
    • PSYC-6287 (Clinical Practicum) Section: 02
    • PSYC-6899 (Thesis) Section: 02
    • PSYC-8009 (Transprsnl Foundations of PSYC) Section: 01

    Fall 2016 Sections

    • PSYC-4085 (Horiz Sem-Spirituality & Psyc) Section: LC
    • PSYC-6010 (Human Growth and Potential) Section: 01
    • PSYC-7810 (Tutorial: Empathy) Section: 03

    Summer 2016 Sections

    • PSYC-3010 (Human Growth and Development) Section: E04
    • PSYC-4760 (Introduction to Psychotherapy) Section: 01
    • PSYC-6161 (Counseling Methods) Section: 01
    • PSYC-6887 (Human Service Practicum) Section: 01

    Spring 2016 Sections

    • PSYC-3800 (Psychology of Mind/Body) Section: 25H
    • PSYC-6800 (Psychology of Mind/Body) Section: 01
    • PSYC-7810 (Tutorial:Contemplativ Practice) Section: 02

    Fall 2015 Sections

    • PSYC-1101 (Intro to General Psychology) Section: 25H
    • PSYC-7102 (Lifespan Human Development) Section: 02

    Summer 2015 Sections

    • PSYC-4760 (Introduction to Psychotherapy) Section: 01
    • PSYC-6161 (Counseling Methods) Section: 01

    Spring 2015 Sections

    • PSYC-3800 (Psyc of Mind/Body Honors) Section: 25H
    • PSYC-6010 (Human Growth and Potential) Section: 01
    • PSYC-7810 (Contemplative Practice) Section: 08
  • Publication List

    Hart, T., Ingle, M. (2019). The (deep) end of empathy. Journal of Humanistic Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1177/0022167819853107

    Hart T. (2018). The Integrated Mind and Education in International Handbook of Holistic Education. M. Binder, S. Crowell, J.P. Miller, K. Nigh, B. Novak, eds. NY: Routledge.

    Hart, T. (2018). Beauty and Education. In International Handbook of Holistic Education. M. Binder, S. Crowell, J.P. Miller, K. Nigh, B. Novak, eds. N.Y.: Routledge.

    Hart, T. (2017). Embodying the Mind. In J. P. Miller , K. Nigh eds. in Holistic Education: Embodied Learning. Charlottte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

    Hart, T. (2015). Transforming Transformative Education. Journal of Transformative Education, 13(4).

    Hart, T. (2014). Integrating Spiritual Experiences. Journal of Near Death Studies. 33(2) 86-97.

    Hart, T. (2014). Consciousness, Culture and Classrooms: Integrative Knowing. Integral Transpersonal Journal.

    Hart, T. (2013). Presence, Resonance, Transcendence: Education, Spirituality and the Contemplative Mind. Global Perspectives on Spiritual Education. Jacqueline Watson, Marian de Souza, Ann Trousdale Eds. NY: Routledge/Taylor Francis. 247-257

    Hart, T. (2011). Interiority and Education: Exploring the neurophenomenology of contemplation. Teaching From Within: Contemplative Pedagogy for Religious Studies, edited by Judith Simmer-Brown and Fran Grace. Albany, SUNY Press.

    Hart, T. (2011). Supporting Inner Wisdom in Public Schools. Education from the Heart: Theoretical and practical Approaches to Transforming Education. Aostre Johnson and Marilyn Neagley, eds. Roman and Littlefield. 13-24.

    Hart, T. (2014). The Four Virtues: Presence, Heart, Wisdom, Creation. New York: Beyond Words/ Simon and Schuster.

    Hart, T. (2014). The Integrative Mind: Transformative education for a world on fire. Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield.

    Hart, T. (2014). The Integrative Mind: Transformative education for a world on fire. Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield.

    Hart, T. (2009). From Information to Transformation: Education for the Evolution of Consciousness. Revised edition. New York: Peter Lang.

    Hart, T. (2003). The Secret Spiritual World of Children. Novato: CA: New World Library. (published in Spanish, 2006; German, 2007, Russian, 2010, Bulgarian 2011)

    Hart, T., Nelson, P. L., Puhakka, K. Eds. (2000). Transpersonal Knowing: Exploring the horizon of consciousness. State University of New York Press.

    Hart, T., Nelson, P. L., Puhakka, K. Eds. (2000). Transpersonal Knowing: Exploring the horizon of consciousness. State University of New York Press.

    Hart, T. (2008). Interiority and Education: Exploring the neurophenomenology of contemplation and its potential role in learning. Journal of Transformative Education. 6(4) 235-250.

    Hart, T. & Ailoae, C. (2007). Spiritual Touchstones: Childhood Spiritual Experience in the development of influential historic and contemporary figures. Imagination, Cognition and Personality. 26 (4) 345-359.

    Hart, T. (2007). Reciprocal Revelation: Toward a Pedagogy of Interiority. Journal of Cognitive Affective Learning. 3(2).

    Hart, T., Zellars, E. (2006). When Imaginary Friends are Sources of Wisdom. Encounter: Education for Meaning and Social Justice. 19 (1), 6-16

    Hart, T. (2006). Transforming Self and Subject: Toward an Integrative Spiritual Pedagogy. in Educational Futures: Neo-humanism and transformative pedagogy. Edited by Sohail Inayatullah, Ivana Milojevic, Clement Chang and Marcus Bussey. Taipei, Tamkang Uni

    Hart, T. (2005). Spiritual Experiences and Capacities of Children and Youth. Handbook of Spiritual Development in Childhood and Adolescence. Sage. 163-178.

    Hart, T. (2004). Mystical Child: Glimpsing the Spiritual World of Children. Encounter: Education for Meaning and Social Justice. 17(2) 38-49.

    Hart, T. (2004). Spiritual Parenting. Psychotherapy Networker. May/June 50-56.

    Hart, T. (2004). Opening the contemplative mind in the classroom. Journal of Transformative Education 2 (1) 28-46.

    Hart, T. R. (2001). Teaching for wisdom. Encounter: Education for Meaning and Social Justice. 24(2), 3-16.

    Hart, T. (2000-2001). Spiritual art: Evocation and expression of transpersonal knowing. Journal of the Association for the Interdisciplinary Study of the Arts 6 (1-2), 95-114.

    Hart, T. (2000). Inspiration as knowing. in T. Hart, K. Puhakka, P. Nelson, Eds. Transpersonal Knowing: Exploring the horizon of consciousness. State University of New York Press.

    Hart, T. (2000). Deep empathy. in T. Hart, K. Puhakka, P. Nelson, Eds. Transpersonal Knowing: Exploring the horizon of consciousness. State University of New York Press.

    Hart, T. (1999). The refinement of empathy. The Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 39(4), 111-125.

  • Other Information

    Links

    Books

    • The Four Virtues: Presence, Heart, Wisdom, Creation (2014).
    • The Integrative Mind: Transformative Education for a World on Fire. (2014) 
    • From Information to Transformation: Education for the Evolution of Consciousness (2009).
    • The Secret Spiritual World of Children (2003).
    • Transpersonal Knowing: Exploring the Horizon of Consciousness (2000).
    • Spiritual Knowing: Alternative Epistemic Perspective (1997).