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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 in the Workplace
Humanistic psychology in the workplace

HUMANISTIC PSYCHOLOGY has had a considerable influence on the fields of organizational development and management theory. During the 1960s, humanistically oriented values informed the core of organizational development theory and practice (Tannenbaum & Davis, 1967). During this period, organizational development practitioners advocated a normative view of organizations, moving away from the bureaucratic model to design organizations. This view explicitly embodied humanistic and democratic values. Humanistic values were apparent in organizational development interventions that were grounded in normative behaviors such as openness, self-awareness, feedback, and personal growth (Greiner, 1980). Some pioneering theorists of organizational development such as Chris Argyris, Douglas McGregor, Richard Beckhard, Warren Bennis, Herbert Sheperd, and Edgar Schein were heavily influenced by the writings and ...

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