LOOKING INTO SELF-EXPLORATION ATTITUDES AND WAYS OF CONSTRUCTING EXPERIENCE
Ioana Laura Popa1, 2 and Urban Kordeš21University of Vienna
2University of Ljubljana - Faculty of Education
|INDECS 12(4), 314-322, 2014
Full text available here.
Received: 21 October 2014
Empirical phenomenology - study of lived subjective experience is the latest addition to the interdisciplinary efforts aiming at understanding the human mind. We present the research, which was originally aimed at investigating the experiences of Holotropic Breathwork, however, results of the analysis convinced us to move the focus of our interest to differences between individual ways of constructing experience. We have identified three types of personal epistemologies (i.e. ways of constructing the subjective experience) and found the correlation with individual attitudes towards self-exploration. The paper aims at providing a novel model with regard to how experience is constructed and expands the understanding of the limitations of the phenomenological interview techniques.
empirical phenomenology, explicative interview, constructing experiences, personal epistemology
APA: 2260, 2340, 2630
JEL: D83, D84, Z19