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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 Social Action
Humanistic psychology and social action

THE FOCUS of this chapter is to explicitly extend the range of humanistic psychology beyond the scope of healthy individual development. Whereas it is critical to explore what it means to be fully (experientially) human and to study how this perspective informs the vital and fulfilled life, it is also critical that individuals who identify with this way of being become social activists and work at many different levels to modify, improve, and (in some cases) construct social agencies, educational institutions, work environments, correctional facilities, laws, customs, and social values that foster full humanness. The society in which one resides and works has a profound impact on changing the likelihood of an individual accepting the challenge of ...

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