Master of Science in Organizational Dynamics Theses

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Thesis or dissertation

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Submitted to the Program of Organizational Dynamics in the Graduate Division of the School of Arts and Sciences in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Science in Organizational Dynamics at the University of Pennsylvania
Advisor: William Wilkinsky


The purpose of this thesis is to explore the basic concepts of existentialism and from this identify activities applicable to the coaching engagement. Basic concepts of existentialism including: isolation; freedom of choice; meaninglessness; and death are examined. These concepts are revisited in the interpretation of existential psychology as presented in Logotherapy and Humanistic Psychology. Finally, recommendations are presented for the coach with an existential orientation.



Date Posted: 16 May 2008