Growth Hypothesis in Psychology. The Humanistic Psychologies of Abraham Maslow and Carl Rogers
|Author: ||DeCarvalho, Roy|
Examines the humanistic psychologies of Abraham Maslow and Carl Rogers in the context of the main currents of mid-century western psychology. Discusses the intellectual links between the common features of their psychological systems, namely the growth hypothesis and holistic understanding of human nature they inherited from Kurt Goldstein, and their views on ethics, education, and the problem of method in the human sciences. Argues that Maslow and Rogers established themselves at the forefront of those psychologists who were discontent with behaviorism and psychoanalysis and in doing so laid the groundwork for a humanistic alternative in American psychology.