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PYJ4203 Humanistic Psychology

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This course explores the major concepts, theories, techniques, applications, and trends in the field of humanistic psychology, often called the Third Force in psychology.  Influenced by humanism, existentialism, and phenomenology, humanistic psychology is fundamentally interested in human capacities and potentials.  Humanistic psychology helped to birth the human potential movement, transpersonal psychology, and positive psychology.  The course examines the nature of self, love, creativity, spontaneity, play, warmth, ego-transcendence, autonomy, responsibility, authenticity, meaning, transcendental experience, courage, and other topics of vital human interest.

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