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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.

Research Methodology in Humanistic Psychology in the Light of Postmodernity
Research methodology in humanistic psychology in the light of postmodernity

IN HIS ASSESSMENT of psychology, Koch (1969) concluded that it was unlikely to become a coherent congruent science. His assessment of the humanistic psychologies was sympathetic, yet he feared that the field was at risk of simultaneously hardening into intellectual dogmatism and deteriorating into methodological anarchy. Although there are several approaches to humanistic psychology, that which is common to all humanistic thought is the insistence on a human model distinct from models accounting for animal or mechanical behavior (Wandersman, Poppen, & Ricks, 1976, p. 5). This viewpoint has led humanistic psychologists to emphasize their concern with human growth and self-actualization, their antecedents, their correlates, and their development.

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