Exploring the Idea of Growth in Humanistic Psychology This paper intends to explore the idea of growth in Humanistic Psychology by investigating the thoughts of various Humanistic psychologists and researchers. Four seminal thinkers, who are also prolific writers, will be investigated in this paper: the two most well-known proponents of Humanistic psychology, Abraham Maslow and Carl Rogers; the psychodynamic and existential psychologist Rollo May; and Humanistic educator Clark Moustakas. As growth is a concept essential to the theories of Humanistic Psychology, there is much more written about it in the literature than could be fathomed in a ten page research paper. However, this paper will be an attempt to synthesize some of the core...The end:
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