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Kimberly McCann

Contributing Faculty

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

School of Psychology

Degree Program Ph.D. Psychology

Dr. McCann holds a PhD in psychology with a focus on transpersonal research. She is concerned with self-transcendence, spirituality, and how those phenomena contribute to and/or shape transcendent awareness in the lived experience.

Courses Taught

Themes and Theories of Psychology


PhD, Capella University

Public Service

Assistant editor / resourcer for Journal of Transpersonal Research, Committee Member

Awards / Honors

Grant Received , 2018


McCann, K. M. (2018). Mindfulness and self-efficacy in an online doctoral program: Quantitative investigation.. Journal of Institutional Research..

McCann, K. M. (2015). Of man’s search for meaning. [Review of the book Man’s Search for Meaning, by Vicktor Frankl]. .

McCann, K. M. (2016). The role of triggers in inducing hypnotic altered states: Perceptions of transpersonal hypnotherapists.. Journal of Transpersonal Research.

McCann, K. M. Triggers and mystical experience: A function of self-transcendence.. Study in progress (IRB approval obtained).

McCann, K. M. (2006). Mindfulness based cognitive therapy techniques as effective treatment measures for depressive and anxiety disorders. .

McCann, K. M. (2015). Neuropsychology of the unconscious. [Review of the book Neuropsychology of the Unconscious: Integrating Brain and Mind in Psychotherapy]. .

McCann, K. M. Perceptions of self-transcendence and mysticism among American Zen Priests: An interpretative phenomenological analysis.

McCann, K. M. (2014). Strange New World: History, Hypnosis & Trance. .

McCann, K. M. (2014). Five Writers Who Suffered Mental Illnesses and The Impact It Had on Their Art. .

McCann, K. M. (2014). [Review of the book, The Depths: The Evolutionary Origins of the Depression Epidemic, by Jonathan Rottenberg]..


McCann, K. M. (2018). Mystical experience and self-transcendence.. Science and Nonduality Conference.