Digest of terms

humanistic psychology

an approach to human development and behaviour which emphasises the importance of personal intention and the capacity for choice in every individual. In these regards it is distinguished from a behaviourist approach which it regards as overly deterministic, and from a psychoanalytic one which it regards as allowing only limited prospect for cognitive responsibility. It is especially associated with the work of Carl Rogers and Abraham Maslow with their concern for the development of the whole person.

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