Researchers Explore the Relationship Between Spiritual Emergence, Psychosis and Personality


Request for research participants on behalf of researchers at the School of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, University of New England, Australia.

The research aims to explore the relationship between spiritual emergence, psychosis and personality. Spiritual emergence is a process of integrating spiritual awareness and experience (e.g., mystical and paranormal phenomena, unusual emotional and physical sensations), which generally facilitates positive transformation and growth. However, if the process occurs very rapidly or is triggered suddenly (e.g., via a traumatic experience), it may become unmanageable and an individual may experience states of crisis (involving psychological distress, coping difficulties, and a lack of understanding by self and/or others). Severe cases may exhibit symptoms commonly diagnosed as clinical psychosis. Investigating spiritual emergence in relation to psychosis and personality may offer insight into possible predictive and protective factors.

Participation is open to any member of the general population aged 18 years or over and proficient in English. You do not need to have experienced spiritual emergence to participate. 

If you wish to participate in this research, the link below will guide you to an anonymous online questionnaire. The questionnaire takes about 30-45 minutes to complete. Your participation in this research is highly valued and will contribute to a deeper understanding of spiritual emergence and its relationship with psychosis and personality.

Questionnaire and more information →