Humanistic flow in psychology


  • Roman Tratch American psychologist of Ukrainian origin, a doctor of philosophy, a professor, a member of the National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine, a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), a member of the Association of Humanistic Psychology (AHP), professor of psychology at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Honored Professor of Psychology at St. John Fisher College, Member of the Taras Shevchenko Scientific Society (NTShA), permanent author and member of the editorial board of the journal Psychology and Society



western psychology, human psychic processes, natural science psychology, explanation, understanding, descriptive psychology, experimental psychology, behaviorism, teaching


It is presented in the article in the historical-analytical aspect the distinction and is highlighted conceptual-categorical and psychophenomenal features of the rise and development of the three main streams of the progress of the psychological science over the last one and a half century, namely, natural sciences, psychoanalytic and humanistic. Limited explanatory possibilities of the first two in their various branches are argued and, in return, the heuristic opportunities and prospects of the development of the third stream as the most human-centric and encouraging, concerning the risks of technogenic civilization and the dominance of the global scale of human consumption over the processes of nature-conservation production and the creation of society.


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How to Cite

Tratch, Roman. “Humanistic Flow in Psychology”. Psyhology & Society, no. 2, Mar. 2019, pp. 33-40,