Humanistic Psychology

An exploration of the basic principles of humanistic and existential psychology and psychotherapy. This is the so-called third force in the modern Western tradition of psychology, which emerged after 1940 as an expansion of and alternative to the psychoanalytic and behavioral schools that preceded it. Humanistic psychology emphasizes the authenticity of the therapist as the key factor in promoting the client's potential for growth and healing. Focus is on the work of Adler, Rogers, and Maslow among the humanists, and the work of Yalom, May, Frankl, Perls, and Bugental among the existentialists. Prerequisite: PSYB101.
Course Number: PSYB350
Units: 3.0