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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.

The Revival of the Romantic Means a Revival of Psychology
The revival of the romantic means a revival of psychology
Psychology, or at least American psychology, is a second-rate discipline. The main reason is that it does not stand in awe of its subject matter.
J. J.Gibson (cited in Reed, James J.Gibson and the Psychology of Perception, 1988)
St. Peter to a psychologist at the Pearly Gates: “We sent you to earth for 72 years to a Dantean circus and you spent your days and nights at sideshows!”
R.May (Psychology and the Human Dilemma, 1967)

ROMANTICISM is an artistic and intellectual movement that originated during the late 18th century. Although romanticism rebelled against formal (technical) reason, it was not, for the most part, an irrational movement (Jamison, 1993; Jones, 1969). ...

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