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Psychological influence on American humanist education

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Author(s): Radu, L.

Journal: Bulletin of the Transilvania University of Bra┼čov, Series VII : Social Sciences and Law
ISSN 2066-7701

Volume: 3;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 107;
Date: 2010;
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Keywords: Self actualization | Humanistic psychology | Higher consciousness | Self-evaluation | Self-criticism

ABSTRACT
This paper is meant to outline the modalities in which psychology has influenced humanist education in the USA, starting with a historical background and presenting its major trends: positive psychology, transcendentalism, the trend based on new discoveries in genetics and neurology with special focus on the third force psychology. It encourages self-actualization, enabling students to express themselves, to act, to experiment, to make mistakes, to discover and to self-discover. The major objectives of humanist education work together for free manifestation of human individuality and the elimination of any coercion and oppression which may suppress the individual.
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