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ERIC Number: ED099098
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 10
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Critical Contributions of Piaget to Humanistic Psychology.
Cassel, Russell N.
Humanistic psychologists now embrace many of the same principles which served as the basis for Piaget's theory. These same theories were described earlier by John Locke and Immanuel Kant, and were the basis of the new "Humanism" movement in Germany in the 18th century. If one considers humanistic psychology as a kind of culmination of the "centralist and holistic" schools of psychology up to the present time, it becomes clearly evident that Piaget fits squarely into this intellectual tradition. Both Piaget and humanistic psychology hold a number of underlying principles in common: (1) the feelings of people and the affect qualities are raised to the highest level; (2) the focus of human activity is on purpose; (3) learning must lead to personal growth; and, (4) the spontaneity and play spirit of the child is emphasized. (CS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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