Humanistic Psychology

Not enough research.

What is Humanistic Psychology?

1. Created in mid-20th century annie-spratt-253799-unsplash

2. Created concept of emotional intelligence

3. In response to behaviorism and Freudian psychoanalysis

4. Concepts: drive toward self-actualization, creativity, free will, positive human potential, spiritual aspiration (part of the psyche), self-awareness, mindfulness: to change state of mind and behavior to healthier ones, freedom.

5. Encourages self-exploration rather than study behavior in other people

6. Humanists reject Cartesian-Newtonian scientific research because it is meant for the physical sciences and cannot appropriately study the complexities and nuances of human mean-making. Scientific outlook that sets ‘behavior’ rather than ‘the human being’

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