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 regular magazine, “Self & Society”.

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 AHPb and edited by Richard House.

Roll-call of former editors:

1973–1992: Vivian Milroy
1992–1993: David Jones
1993–1994: John Button and Fran Mosley
1994–1998: Fran Mosley and David Jones
1998: Fran Mosley
1998–1999: Maxine Linnell and Fran Mosley
1999–2005: Alexandra Chalfont and Maxine Linnell
2006–2008: Maxine Linnell
2008–2009: Neill Thew
2009–2010: Alexandra Chalfont
2010–2012: David Murphy and Stephen Joseph
2012–2014: Richard House, David Kalisch and Jennifer Maidman
2014–2017: Richard House and David Kalisch
2018–2019: Gillian Proctor
2020– Richard House

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