Meta-personal matters: Measurement and clinical applications of the transcendent self Teresa DeCicco

This presentation will: 1) Present 4 studies (N=115, N2=236, N3=105, N4=236) that add a new measure of the “transcendent self” to the literature: The Metapersonal Self. Study 1 produced a 10-item self-report scale. Study 2 found the scale to be free of social desirability bias. Studies 3 and 4 tested convergent and discriminant validity. 2) Present reserearch (N=191)that investigated the Metapersonal self with depression, Neuroticism, Extraversion, Openness, Agreeableness and Conscientiousness. Clinical implications for personal transformation and transcendence are discussed. 3) Participants will then be given questionnaires in order to assess their own level of transcendence and personality. Findings will be evaluated and discussed with the group. Implications for use in private practice, research and pscychoeducation will also be discussed.