Humanistic Approach in Psychology: Definition & History

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Humanism developed as a response to which two dominant perspectives in psychology?

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1. Which of the following is not a foundational idea behind humanistic psychology?

2. Which of the following describes the relationship between therapist and patient as laid out in Rogers' theory of person-centered therapy?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo gives you a chance to show what you know about humanistic psychology, including how it developed and its fundamental ideas. You'll also need to understand critiques leveled against this approach.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Check your knowledge of the following with these study tools:

  • The dominant psychology perspectives that led to the development of humanism
  • Foundational ideas of humanistic psychology
  • The relationship between therapist and patient in person-centered therapy
  • Maslow's hierarchy of needs
  • Criticism of humanistic psychology

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as person-centered therapy and humanism
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the humanistic approach in psychology
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding critiques of this field and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the origins of humanism

Additional Learning

Keep studying psychology perspectives via the accompanying lesson, Humanistic Approach in Psychology: Definition, Lesson, Quiz. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Theoretical perspectives in psychology prior to humanism
  • Self-realization
  • Tenets of humanistic psychology
  • Contributions of Carl Rogers and Abraham Maslow
  • Modern humanistic psychology
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