The Fourth Force in Psychology

The Fourth Force: A Biography of Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychologies -- SUNY Press, 2018

Author and psychology historian, Kevin Page, brings you the amazing untold story of Abraham Maslow, the world famous psychologist, and Anthony "Tony" Sutich, a quadriplegic activist and intellectual, who, together formed two of the four major schools of psychology developed in the first half of the 20th Century. In the 1940s and early 1950s, these two men became friends and colleagues, bonding together over a protest of the ridged and reductionistic paradigms that had taken over modern psychology at that time. Through their efforts, both the Humanistic and Transpersonal schools of psychology were formed and a broader view of the "farther reaches of humankind" was born. 


Tony Sutich, often called "the Stephen Hawking of psychology," was bed-ridden his entire adult life as a result of a crippling bout of juvenile arthritis that almost took his life in his teens. However, in spite of his condition, which forced him to leave school in the 9th grade, he was a co-founder, along with Maslow, of two major schools of Western psychology that revolutionized the way the human experience is studied by science as well as shaping the way our culture sees itself today.


The Fourth Force will be released by major academic publishing house, SUNY Press, in 2018.

About Author Kevin Page

In addition to his work as an acting theorist, film and television star, and meditation commentator, Kevin Page holds a Master's degree in psychology from Sofia University in Palo Alto, California. Earlier in his career, Page produced and directed a number of documentary films featuring founders of the transpersonal psychology feild which later became fundamental research for his book on Anthony Sutich, Abraham Maslow, and the transpersonal movement (SUNY Press, 2018).