Humanists believe that psychology is unique,study of mind does not resemble
physics or chemistry, it is fundamentally different because the human mind is
aware. It knows it's being studied and has opinions about itself that affect the way it
What are the eight elements of humanistic psychology?
Humanistic - study of humans, not animals
Holistic - Human system is greater than sum of its parts
Historic - Whole person from birth to death
Phenomenological - Focus on interior, experimental and existential aspects of
Real life - person in nature, society and culture, not the experimental lab
Positivity - joy, fruitful activities, virtuous actions and attributes
Will - choices, decisions, voluntary actions
Value - A philosophy of life that describe what is desirable
What makes studying humans different from studying rocks, molecules or animals?
Willpower, reflective thinking, imagination, introspection, self-criticism, aspirations,
creativity, happiness and free will
What is phenomenology? One's conscious experience of the world
What is your experience of the world called? construal
The three parts of experience
Umwelt - sensations felt by virtue of being a biological organism
Mitwelt - think and feel as a social being
Eigenwelt - experience of experience
Thrown-ness or Geworfenheit (Heidegger) - time, place and circumstances in which
you were born
Why am I here?
What should I be doing?
Angst is known as