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APA -Humanistic Psychology Division -D32
First meeting at Argosy University San Francisco by Lucia Merino, Psychology Doctor Candidate.

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  • Sidney Jourard –a leading force in Humanistic Psychology
  • It is not like behavioral psychology that concentrates is the person’s behavior and its modification. Or the cognitive psychology that seeks to identify and modify the person’s thinking patterns. Or the medical approach that sees pathology and tries to control it with medication.
  • We are lucky because these pioneer’s studied, practiced, and lived in the SF Bay Area. Some of them still do, like Dr. Irvin Yalom who lives in Palo Alto. The bad news is that these pioneers are getting old have already passed away. In some cases, their adult children are still around and keeping Humanistic Psychology still alive. For example, Natalie Rogers, is still around and practicing. Victor Yalom, also. Psychotherapy.net
  • All of us that have taken Dr. Valle Person-centered class learned about the “Forces” in the field of Psychology. The first force Psychoanalysis, the second Behaviorism, the third Humanism, and the fourth Transpersonal Psychology.

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  • Welcome to APA D-32 APA Division for Humanistic Psychology
  • What is Humanistic Psychology ?
    • is a psychological perspective which rose to prominence in the mid-20th century, drawing on the work of early pioneers like Carl Rogers and the philosophies of existentialism and phenomenology.
    • It adopts a holistic approach to human existence through investigations of meaning, values, freedom,
    • tragedy, personal responsibility ,
    • human potential,
    • spirituality,
    • and self-actualization.
    • From:
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humanistic_psychology
  • Origins of Humanistic Psychology
    • The humanistic approach has its roots in phenomenological and existentialist thought (i.e. Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Sartre).
    • Eastern philosophy and psychology also play a central role in humanistic psychology, as each shares similar concerns about the nature of human existence and consciousness.
    From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humanistic_psychology
  • Pioneers of Humanistic Psychology Carl Rogers Abraham Maslow James Bugental Irvin Yalom
  • Humanistic Psychologists
    • Humanistic psychologists study how people are influenced by their self-perceptions and the personal meanings attached to their experiences.  Humanistic psychologists are not primarily concerned with instinctual drives, responses to external stimuli, or past experiences.  Rather, they consider conscious choices, responses to internal needs, and current circumstances to be important in shaping human behavior.
    •   From: http://www.berggasse.co.uk/humanisticarticle.htm
  • Some key points in the development of the field of Humanistic Psychology:
    • Abraham Maslow 's Motivation and Personality written in 1954.
    • The first book on humanistic psychology was written in 1958 by John Cohen and entitled, Humanistic Psychology . 
    • In 1961 , the Journal of Humanistic Psychology was founded and edited by A.  J.  Sutich. 
    • In 1962 , the American Association for Humanistic Psychology was founded. 
    • In 1963 , the first position paper on humanistic psychology in the United States was presented by James F.  T.  Bugental . 
    • In 1963 , the first humanistic psychology graduate program was instituted at Sonoma State College, California. 
    • In 1970 , a subdivision (D-32) of the American Psychology Association called Humanistic Psychology was created. 
    • Also in 1970, the American Association for Humanistic Psychology expanded into an international organization called the Association for Humanistic Psychology.  In 1970, the Association for Humanistic Psychology held its first international conference in Holland .
  • The Three Forces
    • Humanistic Psychology is also sometimes understood within the context of the three different forces of psychology: behaviorism, psychoanalysis and humanism.
    • Abraham Maslow was the first psychologist to use the term "transhumanistic" that later was recognized as the foundation for the so-called Fourth Force , Transpersonal Psychology.
    • From Dr. Valle –personal communication.
    The Fourth Force
  • In Summary: APA D-32 at Argosy
    • To inform students about Humanistic Psychology through our monthly meetings
    • To develop an Argosy Humanistic culture
    • To keep abreast of developments in the field
    • To participate in APA D-32 Annual Conference
    • To support each other in becoming the best Humanistic psychologist we can be!
  • Resources
    • http://www.apa.org/divisions/div32/APA
    • Society for Humanistic Psychology (APA)
    • http://www.ahpweb.org/aboutahp/visionsaimshtml Association for Humanistic Psychology (Internatnl)
    • http://societyforhumanisticpsychology.blogspot.co . Society for Humanistic Psychology (blog)
  • On Facebook
    • Society for Humanistic Psychology, Division 32
    • Association for Humanistic Psychology (Intntl)
    • Richard Bargdill –APA Membership Chair
    • Jennine Calpo
    • Lucia Merino
    • Irvin Yalom
  • Yahoo Groups
    • [email_address]
    • Humanists at Argosy: join in anytime or give me your email so I can send you an invitation to join.
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