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.

Self & Society is currently published quarterly as part of the membership package offered by AHP.  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