Humanistic Psychology

By Renée Grinnell

A school of psychological thought which originated in the 1960s and emphasizes a hopeful, constructive view of the self-determining capacity of human beings. Unlike its predecessors, psychoanalysis and behaviorism, humanistic psychology takes into consideration human values, intention, and meaning.

    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 19 Jan 2009