• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

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.

Narrative Research and Humanism
Narrative research and humanism

THE RECENT burgeoning of interest in narrative inquiry in the social sciences reflects a deep discontent with the sterile legacy of logical positivistic, objectified discourse in relation to human experience. As psychology has evolved into the study of neurological and cognitive processes, personality traits distributed among five factors, and the behavior of undergraduates in contrived situations, consideration of enduring dilemmas of the human condition has been eclipsed. “It seems as if a lot of people have been waking up after a long and strange slumber, asking: Why don't we study people?” (Freeman, 1998, p. 27).

Although rooted in quite a different philosophical tradition, narrative approaches to understanding people share common ground with humanistic psychology and can be seen as ...

  • Loading...
locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles