ASSIGNMENT 08 PS320 History and Systems of Psychology Directions: Be sure to save an electronic copy of your answer before submitting it to Ashworth College for grading. Unless otherwise stated, answer in complete sentences, and be sure to use correct English, spelling, and grammar. Sources must be cited in APA format. Your response should be four (4) double‐spaced pages; refer to the “Format Requirementsʺ page for specific format requirements.

While the first half of the 20th century was dominated by psychoanalysis and behaviorism, a new school of thought known as humanistic psychology emerged during the second half of the century.

Following the guidelines below, write a paper using the information from lessons 5-7.

1. Explain who were the major contributors of humanistic psychology providing two (2) examples to support your rationale.

2. Briefly summarize the basic beliefs of humanistic psychologists, providing two (2) examples.

3. Discuss criticisms of humanistic psychology, providing two (2) examples.

4. Include a minimum of three (3) credible citations.

Grading Rubric

Please refer to the rubric on the next page for the grading criteria for this assignment.


2Discuss the reasons you are interested in the human services field and mention any work experience you have had related to psychology. Have you worked in a setting that provides psychological services, therapy, assessment, or direct care for clients with mental illness, developmental disabilities, or other needs? Successful human services providers typically have some or all of the following characteristics: compassion, self-awareness, tolerance, open-mindedness, patience, empathy, resourcefulness, and strong social skills. Which of these characteristics do you think you possess? Identify at least one characteristic from this list that you think you may need to further.Conduct awell research about the topic and give relevant information

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