Humanistic Psychology

Theory, Postulates, and Implications For Educational Processes
  • Don E. Hamachek
Part of the Perspectives on Individual Differences book series (PIDF)


The two primary objectives of this chapter are to examine the theoretical framework and basic postulates of humanistic psychology, and to discuss ways in which humanistic principles may contribute positively to approaches for enhancing teaching processes and learning outcomes. En route, we will survey the philosophical roots that have nourished humanistic psychology’s embryonic beginnings and early development. In addition, we will sample the views of some of the primary contributors associated with this stance in order to better understand the theoretical-philosophical blueprint that has guided the evolvement of humanistic approaches within the larger arena of educational psychology.


Educational Psychology School Climate Personal Meaning Classroom Climate Humanistic Psychology 
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  • Don E. Hamachek
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  1. 1.Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education, College of EducationMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA

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