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The Handbook of Humanistic Psychology is a landmark in the resurgent field of humanistic psychology and psychotherapy. Their range of topics is far-reaching--from the historical, theoretical, and methodological, to the spiritual, psychotherapeutic, and multicultural. Students and professionals are looking for the fuller, deeper, and more personal psychological orientation that this Handbook promotes.

Humanistic Psychology and the Qualitative Research Tradition
Humanistic psychology and the qualitative research tradition

ONE OF THE MOST exciting and promising developments in psychology during the latter part of the 20th century was the proliferation of diverse research methods and the articulation of their scientific and philosophical soundness within a sophisticated methodology that can be called humanistic. This chapter, after spelling out the natural science context in which psychology has developed its disciplinary identity, considers the criteria by which a research method or methodology may be considered humanistic. Next, it takes a sample from the rich tradition of humanistic research in the history of psychology. Then, the chapter focuses on the recent developments in the philosophy of science and psychology itself that have opened the way ...

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