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The Second Edition of the cutting edge work, The Handbook of Humanistic Psychology, by Kirk J. Schneider, J. Fraser Pierson and James F. T. Bugental, represents the very latest scholarship in the field of humanistic psychology and psychotherapy. Set against trends inclined toward psychological standardization and medicalization, the handbook offers a rich tapestry of reflection by the leading person-centered scholars of our time. Their range in topics is far-reaching—from the historical, theoretical and methodological, to the spiritual, psychotherapeutic and multicultural.

Romantic Love as a Path: Tensions Between Erotic Desire and Security Needs
Romantic love as a path: Tensions between erotic desire and security needs

Gamble everything for love if you're a true human being.

—Rumi (1994)

If one's thoughts toward the Dharma

Were of the same intensity as those toward love,

One would become a Buddha

In this very life.

(Sixth Dalai Lama; cited ...
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