Our Vision and Values

Our Purpose

The purpose of AHP, as set out in the objects contained in the company’s Memorandum of Association, is to:

“Benefit the public by furthering the education of the public in humanistic psychology, by promoting educational events and publications, and to achieve this by publishing a bi-monthly magazine, “Self & Society”, and holding training courses on Humanistic Psychology”

Our Values

The five basic postulates of Humanistic Psychology are:

  • Human beings, as human, supersede the sum of their parts. They cannot be reduced to components.
  • Human beings have their existence in a uniquely human context, as well as in a cosmic ecology.
  • Human beings are aware and aware of being aware – i.e., they are conscious. Human consciousness always includes an awareness of oneself in the context of other people.
  • Human beings have some choice and, with that, responsibility.
  • Human beings are intentional, aim at goals, are aware that they cause future events, and seek meaning, value and creativity.

Adapted by Tom Greening from J F T Bugental’s “The Third Force in Psychology” (Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 1964, Vol.4, No.1, pp.19-25).

Our Journal: Self & Society

Self & Society is our international journal for humanistic psychology, published by AHP and edited by Richard House and David Kalisch.

The membership package offered by AHP includes two printed copies of Self & Society a year, and two email newsletters.  If you would like to receive a regular copy of Self & Society, please see details of AHP membership options.  If your would like to contribute an article to be considered for inclusion in Self & Society, please contact the editor, editor@ahpb.org