Rollo May's Theory Of Humanistic Psychology

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Nancy Ibarra Psy 2 10/12/2017 Dr. Aizon There are many paradigms in psychology such as structuralism, cognitive, psychoanalysis, behaviorism which is the most common and of course humanistic psychology. These were very important to psychologists, it helped understand and identify different aspects of life. From the way one behaves to the way they think, see and hear. The way we feel and act turns out to be a big part of our mind. We think and do certain things for what reason? Humanistic psychology was found to describe and help everyone understand why we behave and sometimes need certain things. We all share characteristics such as love, grief, happiness, caring, self-love. There was a reason why we felt these certain emotions,…show more content…
Although Maslow was considered to be the Father of humanistic psychology making him very important. Carl Jung was probably one of the most important people in Psychology, he used to work with Sigmund Freud in the early days. He made a lot of contributions to all four of paradigms in psychology. Rollo May was one of the co-founders of Humanistic Psychology, he believed that human nature can be best understood by focusing on someone’s personal experiences. Carl Rogers was another co-founder of Humanistic Psychology, he began to work in child guidance after recovering his PH.D. It led him to understanding the way his clients go through their difficulties and experiences. Some of his main concepts were self, encounter groups, and cross-cultural communication. James Bungental is one of the important people in the early development of the Humanistic theory. He was actually the first president of Association for Humanistic Psychology for 2 years. Bungental believes that psychotherapy is a venture and not seen as a treatment of illness. While they played important roles in…show more content…
It has influenced American psychology for decades. At first it was said that Humanistic Psychology was made to rebel against the two main schools of thought, it sought to show the importance of our consciousness and the view of our life’s. Humanistic psychology has influenced mainstream psychology so much that the field suffered an “identity crisis”. Humanism contributed to psychology and helped psychologists learn new ways of learning and thinking about mental health. It is also said that the influence of humanism might have not been so important anymore. Although some still do believe it to be helpful and useful, it’s hard for most people to understand it. Maybe in the beginning when psychologists first found out about it, it was very affective and people believed in Maslow hierarchy of
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