Humanistic Psychology

Humanistic psychology is an approach based on the teachings of Carl Rogers, Abraham Maslow, Gordon Allport and others. Humanistic psychology regards humans as developing beings, whose final objective is self-actualization and growth. Humanistic psychology was a “third Force” which came into existence as a reaction to psychoanalysis and behaviorism. Representatives of this school believed in the innate goodness of humans and regarded mental and social problems as deviations from natural tendencies.