Humanistic Theory

CLI HU520 - Humanistic Theory

Credits: 2

This course examines a strong continuum of theory, once described as the Third Force, that influences American psychology, having its roots in the existentialist movement of the mid century, and now into its present manifestations under the general term “Spirituality.” After exploring the legitimacy of spirituality as a proper subject for theory and research in the field of psychology, this course explores seven primal themes of human life from this existential, humanistic perspective: suffering, death, fear and anxiety, creativity, the self, human relationships, and the individual’s relationship with the undefined. Open only to students in the doctoral program in Clinical Psychology. Pre-requisites: LS659, PS600 and PS603.