Self-actualization refers to realizing
more of one's inner potential, expressed in every area of life. A statistical
meta-analysis of all available studies-of 42 independent studies-indicated
that the effect of Transcendental Meditation on increasing self-actualization
is markedly greater than that of other forms of meditation and relaxation.
This analysis statistically controlled for length of treatment and quality
of research design.
self-actualization, and psychological health: A conceptual overview and statistical meta-analysis,
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