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an existential approach to psychology that emphasizes human uniqueness, subjectivity, and capacity for psychological growth.
a branch of psychology that emphasizes a person's struggle to develop and maintain an integrated, harmonious personality as the primary motivational force in human behavior. See also self-actualization.
humanistic psychologyAlternative psychology
A philosophy of psychotherapy which is based on a belief in a person’s intrinsic potential for personal growth and development. Central to humanistic psychology is the posit that a person is subject to multiple negative genetic, familial, environmental and social factors, which can be altered by attaining a positive attitude. Humanistic psychology eschews the “medical sickness” model and embraces one of mental growth and emancipation; humanistic psychotherpies are distinguished from both Freudian psychoanalysis and behaviourism (championed by BF Skinner).
• Expressive arts;
• Family process;
• Primal integration;
• Transactional analysis;