Psychology for Lawyers

humanistic psychology


"[T]he renewal of humanism is a significant, world-wide development; it is deep, and it is of major consequence to our profession."

--Kirk J. Schneider & Alfred Längle, The Renewal of Humanism in Psychotherapy: A Roundtable Discussion, 49 (4) Psychotherapy 427, 428 (2012)


What Is Humanistic Psychology?
[Association of Humanistic Psychology]

"Humanistic Educational Psychology," in Jack Himmelstein, Reassessing Law Schooling: An Inquiry Into the Application of Humanistic Education Psychology to the Teaching of Law, 53 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 514 543-547 (1978)

The Humanistic Approach
[William Glassman, Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychology, Ryerson University]

Humanistic Psychology
[Saylor Academy]

Humanistic Approach: Basics
[Psychlotron Teaching Resource Bank]

The Humanistic and Behavioral Traditions: Areas of Agreement and Disagreement
[David N. Elkins, Psychotherapy, 2012]

Class Videos

Class Viewing 1: An Introduction to Humanistic Psychology [27:21 mins.] [audio] [basic introduction; focus on Abraham Maslow and Carl Rogers; moving away from a focus on the unconscious] [for in-class viewing end the audio presentation at 22:56 mins.]

Class Viewing 2: Humanistic-Existential Therapy Models [15:48 mins.] [audio with slides]

Class Viewing 3: James Bugental: Humanistic Psychology [4:36 mins.] [Thinking Aloud with Jeffrey Mishlove]

Class Viewing 4: Rollo May in Ten Minutes [10:15 mins.]

Humanistic Psychology (Introduction)

Humanistic Therapy
[1:18 mins.] [Carl Rogers and client-centered therapy; humanistic psychology] [mismatch of the real and ideal self]

Counseling Psychology: Terry Hanley
[12:40 mins.]

Humanistic-Experiential Therapy
[1:57 mins.]

What is Person Centred Therapy?
[5:37 mins.]

The Humanistic Approach to Personality Development [39:47 mins.] [audio] [Sam Fiala] [class room presentation can end at 27:54 mins.]

Why I Like Humanistic Psychology
[19:21 mins.] [Eric Dodson]

Personality: Humanism, Carl Rogers, Person-Centered Theory, and Self-Esteem
[16:36 mins.] [Chris Dula, East Tennessee State] [reference to schemas & scripts] [reference to Carl Rogers begins at 4:04 mins., but moves immediately to talk about self-concept]

Personality: General Themes & A Humanistic Response
[47:54 mins.] [Louis Hoffman, Saybrook University] [substantive part of the presentation begins at 3:35 mins.]

Humanistic Psychology: A General Introduction
[55:22 mins.] [Louis Hoffman, Saybrook University]

Psychology 101: Humanistic Personality Theory
[9:05 mins.] [Lisa Fosbender]

Humanistic-Existential Therapy Models
[15:48 mins.] [audio lecture]

The Humanistic Theory of Personality
[6:04 mins.] [audio]

Humanistic Perspective: Personality
[9:22 mins.]

Humanistic Psychology
[28:19 mins.] [audio; robotic voice]

What We Might Learn from Carl Rogers about Dialogue

Jordan Peterson on Carl Rogers
[50:09 mins.] [2017] [presentation on Carl Rogers begins at 38:54 mins. and ends at 50:09] [Peterson presents cogent remarks about therapy and the therapeutic relationship]

Dropping Truth Bombs
[10:54 mins.] [Runnymede Law Society, on January 21, 2017] [end presentation at 3:08 mins.] [full presentation]

James Bugental: Existential-Humanistic Psychotherapy

James Bugental Talks about Existential-Humanistic Psychotherapy
[3:54 mins.]

James Bugental: Live Case Consultation
[4:29 mins.]

A Counseling Session
[3:16 mins.]

Roger Walsh on Doing Psychotherapy with Bugental
[6:18 mins.]

Rollo May : Existential-Humanistic Psychotherapy

Rollo May

Kirk J Schneider: Existential-Humanistic Therapist|Author

Empathy and Presence
[9:34 mins.] Pt 2: Empathy and Awe [6:37 mins.] Pt3: Dangers of Empathy [6:49 mins.] Pt4: Empathy and Democracy [3:12 mins.]

Psychotherapy and the Mystery of Being
[9:59 mins.] Pt2 [7:49 mins.] Pt3 [9:58 mins.] Pt4 [7:58 mins.] Pt5 [5:35 mins.] Pt6 [7:08 mins.] Pt7 [5:56 mins.] Pt8 [6:33mins.] Pt9 [5:38 mins.] [Recorded at the International Conference on Personal Meaning, Toronto Canada, July 25, 2008]

Six Critical Lenses Through Which to More Fully Experience Life
[10:41 mins.]

Developing Awe in Existential Psychotherapy
[5:08 mins.]

Awe and the Implications for Conducting Therapy
[8:56 mins.]

What is Awe?
[7:48 mins.]

Awakening to Awe
[1:15:35 mins.]

Six Critical Lenses Through Which to More Fully Experience Life
[10:40 mins.]

Modern Culture and The Experience of Awe
[7:22 mins.]

On Psychological and Cultural Polarization
[9:44 mins.]

Interview: On Schneider's The Polarized Mind
[1:05:46 mins.]

Web Resources

Humanistic Psychology Overview
[Maureen O' Hara, Association for Humanistic Psychology]

A Renaissance for Humanistic Psychology
[Rebecca A. Clay, American Psychological Association, 2002]

A History of Division 32 (Humanistic Psychology) of the American Psychological Association
[Christopher M. Aanstoos, Ilene Serlin & Thomas Greening, 2000]

The Roots and Geneology of Humanistic Psychology
[Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 2011]

Reconciling Humanistic Ideals and Scientific Clinical Practice
[American Psychological Association D12, 2003] [outlining a self-determination theory]


Jessica Grogan, Encountering America: Humanistic Psychology, Sixties Culture and the Shaping of the Modern Self (New York: HarperPerennial, 2013)

Kirk J. Schneider, J. Fraser Pierson & James F.T. Bugental, The Handbook of Humanistic Psychology: Theory, Research, and Practice (Thousand Oaks, California: Sage, 2nd ed., 2014)


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