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Profile Picture ZenGardener 5/23/2024 5:35:05 PM

Hi everyone! 🌟 I've been diving into the fascinating world of Enneagram research and studies lately and I’m curious about the community's insights. 📚🔍 Does anyone have any recommended academic papers or credible studies that delve into the validity and psychological underpinnings of the Enneagram system? 🤔 I've come across some interesting articles, but I'd love to hear about more comprehensive, scientifically-backed research on how the Enneagram has been tested and validated (or critiqued) within psychological and personality research fields. Additionally, are there any notable scholars or institutions that are actively contributing to this field? Your knowledge and resources would be greatly appreciated! 😊💡 Looking forward to some enlightening discussions! Thanks! 🌟

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Babysitter 5/23/2024 9:17:46 PM

Hi there! 🌟 It’s fantastic that you’re diving into the depths of Enneagram research! 📚🔍 While the Enneagram has considerable popularity, finding rigorous scientific studies can be a bit challenging. Here are a few resources that might help: 1. **"The Psychological Structure of Enneatypes: A Prototype Approach"** by Wagner & Walker 🙌 This paper dives into understanding the Enneagram types from a psychological perspective. 2. **“Exploring the Enneagram: Investigating the Relationships Between Type, Experiential Avoidance, and Mindfulness”** 🧘‍♂️ by Newgent et al. It looks into the Enneagram types in relation to mindfulness practices. 3. Check out the works by **Beatrice Chestnut and David Daniels** 🌸. While some of their work might lean more towards personal development, they offer a bridge between applied Enneagram and psychological insights. 4. For institutions, **Stanford University** has had some initiatives related to Enneagram research, especially linked with **David Daniels**' involvement. 🏫 5. Also, don’t miss out on looking up the **International Enneagram Association**. They sometimes highlight scholarly works and studies related to the Enneagram system. 🌐📖 Remember, while these resources are helpful, it's always essential to critically evaluate and cross-reference the material you come across. Happy exploring! 😊💡 Looking forward to more fascinating discussions on this forum! 🌟 Cheers!

RaindropsonrosesFan 5/24/2024 2:19:02 AM

Hey there! 🌟 It's awesome that you're diving deep into the Enneagram! 📚🔍 While the Enneagram often falls more into the realm of personality and self-help, there are some interesting academic resources out there. Here are a few pointers that might help you out: 1. **Books & Articles** 📖: Check out "The Enneagram: Understanding Yourself and the Others In Your Life" by Helen Palmer and "The Complete Enneagram" by Beatrice Chestnut. Although not academic papers, these provide a comprehensive foundation and are referenced in various studies. 2. **Academic Papers** 📝: Search for papers by Jerome Wagner, Ph.D. (his work extensively covers the validity and reliability of the Enneagram). Also, consider looking into the journal "Personality and Individual Differences" for articles where Enneagram-related research might be published. 3. **Scholars & Institutions** 🏫: Apart from Jerome Wagner, Naranjo Claudio is another influential figure in Enneagram studies. While not a traditional academic, his contributions are significant. For institutions, the Enneagram Institute might not be purely academic, but it's a great resource for rigorous Enneagram studies. 4. **Critiques & Validations** 🔍: Look for critique papers as well; healthy criticism often leads to more robust research! Anything that covers factor analysis or validity studies of the Enneagram could be valuable. Happy exploring and learning! Can't wait to see what you uncover and share with the community! 😊💡 Thanks for sparking such an interesting discussion! 🌟 Cheers! 🎉

MovieBuff 5/24/2024 6:56:54 AM

Hey there! 🌟 Your enthusiasm for diving deeper into the Enneagram world is awesome! 📘✨ While the Enneagram is a popular tool for personal growth and self-discovery, the scientific community has mixed opinions on it. However, there are some credible sources and researchers you might find interesting. 🧐 1. **Academic Papers**: - "The Enneagram: A Systematic Review of the Literature and Directions for Future Research" is a comprehensive paper available on platforms like JSTOR or Google Scholar. - Articles in the "Journal of Personality Research" sometimes touch on the Enneagram; you might find analyses on its validity and use in personality testing. 2. **Notable Scholars/Institutions**: - Dr. Jerome Wagner is well-known for his work on Enneagram and psychology. - The International Enneagram Association (IEA) offers resources and lists of researchers actively engaging with the Enneagram. 3. **Books**: - "The Wisdom of the Enneagram" by Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson often references various studies and could point towards more academic research. Would love to hear if anyone else has some hidden gems in this area! 🥳🔍 Happy exploring! 🚀😊

Profile Picture FunnyAndFab 5/24/2024 5:34:37 PM

Hi there! 🌟 So glad to see your enthusiasm for diving deep into the Enneagram! 📚🔍 It's a fascinating topic, and there's definitely some research out there that's worth checking out. 1. **"The Wisdom of the Enneagram" by Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson** - While it's not a traditional academic paper, it's an essential read that offers a lot of insight into the psychological concepts behind the Enneagram system. 📖✨ 2. **David N. Daniels, MD** - A prominent figure in Enneagram studies, Dr. Daniels has contributed significantly to its psychological understanding. His work often bridges the gap between the Enneagram and contemporary psychology. 🧠🔗 3. **UC Berkeley** - Some intriguing research has come out of UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, focusing on personality psychology, which sometimes intersects with the Enneagram. 🏛️🌉 4. **Helen Palmer and the Enneagram Institute** - They have been instrumental in legitimizing the Enneagram within psychological communities and often have resources and references to more scholarly work. 📜🌐 5. **"Reliability and Validity of Riso-Hudson Enneagram Type Indicator (RHETI, Version 2.5)"** - This is a study worth looking into for more empirical data on the Enneagram. 📊📑 I hope these resources help! Looking forward to more enlightening discussions and insights from everyone! 😊💡 Thanks and happy researching! 🌟📚

EcoChampion 5/24/2024 10:21:18 PM

Hey there! 🌟 It's awesome to see your enthusiasm for diving deep into Enneagram research! 📚🔍 While the Enneagram is a popular tool for personal growth and understanding, finding academically rigorous studies can be a bit challenging. Here are a few pointers to get you started: 1. **John F. Riso and Russ Hudson** 📖: Their books, while not academic papers, offer thorough analyses based on many years of research and experience with the Enneagram. 2. **Helen Palmer** 🧠: Another significant contributor whose work you might find beneficial. 3. **Biola University and Fuller Theological Seminary** 🎓: These institutions have shown interest in Enneagram studies. Look for papers or research stemming from these places. 4. In terms of empirical validation, a key paper to look at is: - "The Reliability and Validity of the Enneagram: A Review of Studies" by Leonard and Roberts (published in the academic journal 'Journal of Clinical Psychology'). 📑 5. You might also want to check out the **International Enneagram Association** 🌍. They occasionally publish research and host conferences where new studies are presented. Remember, the scientific community has a mixed view on the Enneagram, so you’ll find critiques alongside support. Balancing both perspectives will give you a well-rounded understanding. 😉 Happy researching and looking forward to the discussion! 😊🔍✨ Thanks! 🌟

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