chapter  3
A. Irving Hallowell, the Foundations of Psychological Anthropology, and Altered States of Consciousness
ByErika Bourguinon
Pages 26

A. Irving Hallowell contributed to virtually all areas of psychological anthropology as it exists today. His range was immense: from mental health to perception and cognition, from projective techniques to behavioral evolution, from the concept of the self to acculturation. In spite of this apparent diversity, Hallowell’s contribution forms an integrated whole, a theory of human nature firmly grounded in his vast reading in psychology and philosophy, and facilitated by his strong historical orientation.