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J Relig Health. 2009 Mar;48(1):79-89. doi: 10.1007/s10943-008-9225-7. Epub 2008 Nov 20.

Positive psychotherapy's theory of the capacity to know as explication of unconscious contents.

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School of International Business, Dongbei University of Finance & Economics, Liaoning Province, People's Republic of China.


Positive Psychotherapy (PPT), founded by Dr. Nossrat Peseschkian, a Persian Bahá'í who has lived in Europe for many years, assumes the functional capacities of the unconscious to be 'basic capacities.' PPT makes a distinction between actual capacities and basic capacities. The basic capacities are the capacity to love and the capacity to know. These basic capacities are comprehensive categories underpinning primary and secondary capacities. Based upon Bahá'í teachings, this therapy accepts belief as an implicit aspect of healthy psychological functioning. Moreover, contents of the unconscious in PPT are the conflicts between capacities, and undifferentiated and undeveloped actual capacities.

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