Expanding Science: Visions of a Post-Materialist Paradigm (November 2020)
Edited by Mario Beauregard, Gary E Schwartz, and Natalie L Dyer
Published by AAPS

Mainstream science generally adheres to the metaphysical assumption of “materialism”, the claim that matter is the only reality and that anything nonphysical is not real. However, that assumption is false. Indeed, the shift from materialist science to post-materialist science may be of vital importance to the evolution of the human civilization. It may be even more pivotal than the transition from geocentrism to heliocentrism. This anthology will feature pioneers who are leading the way toward a new post-materialist paradigm. Read more about the Manifesto for a Post-Materialist Science.

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The Beacon of Mind: Reason and Intuition in the Ancient and Modern World (2015)
Chapter 1: Reason and Intuition in Post-Materialist Science
Edited by Andrea Blackie & John H Spencer, PhD
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Loewenthal, J., Dyer, N. L., Lipsyc-Sharf, M., Borden, S., Mehta, D. H., Dusek, J. A., & Khalsa, S. B. S. (2021). Evaluation of a Yoga-Based Mind-Body Intervention for Resident Physicians: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Global Advances in Health and Medicine, 10, 21649561211001038.
Wheeler, S. W., & Dyer, N. L. (2020). A Systematic Review of Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy for Mental Health: An Evaluation of the Current Wave of Research and Suggestions for the Future.  Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice, 7(3), 279.
Scheid, A., Dyer, N. L., Dusek, J. A., & Khalsa, S. B. S. (2020). A Yoga-Based Program Decreases Physician Burnout in Neonatologists and Obstetricians at an Academic Medical Center. Workplace Health & Safety, 68(12), 560-566.
Dyer, N. L., Borden, S., Dusek, J. A., & Khalsa, S. B. S. (2020). A Pragmatic Controlled Trial of a Brief Yoga and Mindfulness-Based Program for Psychological and Occupational Health in Education Professionals. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 52, 102470.
Miller, S., Mendelson, T., Lee-Winn, A., Dyer, N. L., & Khalsa, S. B. S. (2020). Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials Testing the Effects of Yoga with Youth. Mindfulness, 1-18.
Rahman, S. A., Trent, N., Solet, J., Langer, E. J., & Lockley, S. W. (2020). Manipulating sleep duration perception changes cognitive performance–An exploratory analysis. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 109992.
Dyer, N. L., Borden, S., Dusek, J. A., & Khalsa, S. B. S. (2020). Long-term improvements in psychological health following a yoga-based program for professionals. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.
Dyer, N. L., Baldwin, A. L., & Rand, W. L. (2019). A large-scale effectiveness trial of Reiki for physical and psychological health. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 25(12), 1156-1162.

Trent, N. L., Borden, S., Miraglia, M., Pasalis, E., Dusek, J. A., & Khalsa, S. B. S. (2019). Improvements in psychological and occupational well-being in a pragmatic controlled trial of a yoga-based program for professionals. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 25(6).

Trent, N.L., Beauregard, M., & Schwartz, G.E. (2019). Preliminary development and validation of a scale to measure universal love. Spirituality in Clinical Practice (available online, advanced)

Trent, N. L., Borden, S., Miraglia, M., Pasalis, E., Dusek, J. A., & Khalsa, S. B. S. (2019). Improvements in psychological and occupational well-being following a brief yoga-based program for education professionals. Global Advances in Health and Medicine, 8, 1-11.

Beauregard M, Trent, NL, Schwartz GE. (2018). Toward a Postmaterialist Psychology: Theory, Research, and ApplicationsNew Ideas in Psychology, 50, 21-33.

Sarkissian M, Trent NL, Huchting, K, Khalsa SBS. (2018). The Effects of a Kundalini Yoga Program on Elementary and Middle School Student Stress, Affect and Resilience. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 39(3), 210-216.

Trent NL, Miraglia M, Dusek JA, Pasalis E, Khalsa SBS. (2018). Improvements in Psychological Health Following a Residential Yoga-Based Program for Frontline Professionals. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 60(4), 357-367.

Martin TJ, Mist S, Lektsok T, Trent NL. (2017). Tibetan Herbal Tea Agar-35 Reduces Negative Affect and Anxiety: A Placebo-Controlled Pilot Study. Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing, 13(6), 367-370.

Baldwin AL & Trent NL. (2017). An Integrative Review of Scientific Evidence for Reconnective Healing. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine23(8), 590-598.

Khoury B, Knäuper B, Pagnini F, Trent NL, Chiesa A, Carrière K. (2017). Embodied Mindfulness. Mindfulness, 1-12.

Beauregard M, Trent NL, Schwartz GE. (2016). Pseudoscience versus Science. Physics Today, 69,10.

Trent NL, Park C, Bercovitz K, Chapman IM. (2015) Trait Socio-cognitive Mindfulness is Related to Affective and Cognitive Empathy in an Online Sample. Journal of Adult Development, 1-6.

Trent NL, Beauregard M. (2013) Near-death Experiences in Cardiac Arrest: Implications for the Concept of Non-local Mind. Revista de Psiquiatria Clinica, 40: 197-202.

Doctorate work:

Trent NL, Menard JL. Lateral septal infusions of the neuropeptide Y Y2 receptor agonist, NPY13–36 differentially affect different defensive behaviors in male, Long Evans rats. Physiology & Behavior 2013; 110-111: 20-29.

Trent NL, Menard JL. Infusions of NPY into the lateral septum reduce anxiety-related behaviours in the rat. Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behaviour 2011;99:580–90.

Trent NL, Menard JL. The ventral hippocampus and the lateral septum work in tandem to regulate rats’ open-arm exploration in the elevated plus-maze. Physiology & Behaviour 2010;101: 141-52.

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