What does it mean to be human? Humanists psychologists have been trying to answer that question for ages and they have learned from the philosophical ideas of the ancient Greeks, Renaissance Europeans, and Christians, about all the unique characteristics that make us humans.
These three distinct characteristics are:
- Every person has the potential to grow and self-actualize
- Every person’s own subjectivity, emotions, values, spirituality, creativity, and goals
- Every person has a conscience and a responsibility and are able to choose their own course of actions and behavior.
Humanistic psychology emphasizes the study and understanding of the person as a whole.
The theories of humanistic psychology have helped millions of people realize they have the capacity to become better people, overcome obstacles, achieve their goals, and live happier, more fulfilling lives.
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