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Journal of Humanistic Psychology

Saybrook University, USA

Published in Cooperation with the Association for Humanistic Psychology

2013 Impact Factor: 0.358
2013 Ranking: 106/129 in Psychology, Multidisciplinary
Source: 2013 Journal Citation Reports ® (Thomson Reuters, 2014)

The Journal of Humanistic Psychology is an interdisciplinary forum for contributions, controversies and diverse statements pertaining to humanistic psychology. It addresses personal growth, interpersonal encounters, social problems and philosophical issues.

An international journal of human potential, self-actualization, the search for meaning and social change, the Journal of Humanistic Psychology was founded by Abraham Maslow and Anthony Sutich in 1961. It is the official journal of the Association for Humanistic Psychology, and maintains a close connection with the Saybrook Institute where Thomas Greening, JHP's former editor, is a member of the faculty. You can visit the Saybrook Institute's web site at

Expand Your Horizons

The articles and features in JHP bring you the best of current scholarship covering a wide range of topics, such as: Authenticity • Community-building • Confluent education • Consciousness • Creativity • Existential psychotherapy • Holistic healing and learning • Humanistic politics • Humanistic psychotherapy • Human science research • Identity • I-Thou encounters • Love • Peace and mediation • Personal Growth • Self-actualization • Self-transcendence • Spiritual development • Synergy • Values

A Multifaceted View of the Field

The Journal of Humanistic Psychology explores the many facets of humanistic psychology through a variety of features, including experiential reports, analyses of contemporary culture, theoretical papers, personal essays, poetry, research studies emphasizing human scientific methods, and applications of humanistic psychology.

Easty-to-Use Annual Index

For fast, easy reference, the last issue of each volume of the Journal of Humanistic Psychology includes an index of articles and authors.

Influential Scholars

Notable contributors to the Journal of Humanistic Psychology have included James F T Bugental, Abraham Maslow, Rollo May, Carl Rogers, Clark Moustakas, Huston Smith, Brewster Smith, Ken Wilber, Kirk Schneider, Louise Sundararjan, Ilene Serlin, Louis Hoffman and Brent Dean Robbins. 

Thematic Issues and Sections

The Journal of Humanistic Psychology occasionally supplements its broad coverage with in-depth studies of topics of particular interest. Recent Special Issues and Special Sections include: International Developments in Humanistic Psychology • In Honor of Jim Bugental • Rollo May • Carl Rogers-The Man and His Ideas • Dialogue • Trauma and Transcendence • Leary, Drugs, Learning and Reality • The Growing Edge in Humanistic and Experiential Therapies

Special Issue on William James and the Humanistic Revolution: Scholars Look Back and Ahead a Century After His Death (September 2010)

William James, the preeminent philosopher and psychologist, played a founding and fostering role for the humanistic-transpersonal vision within psychology, as well as many other specialties within psychology. The September 2010 issue of the Journal of Humanistic Psychology celebrates the centennial of James’ ground-breaking insights and reexamines his continuing influence on issues in contemporary psychology. Articles assess topics such as measuring the effectiveness of therapy, addiction recovery through programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous; the complexity and essential spirit of humanity, and the relevance of James’s pluralism, pragmatism, and radical empiricism for the neurosciences. This important issue is a must-read for everyone interested in the foundations of science!

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Frequency: Quarterly eISSN: 1552-650X ISSN: 0022-1678
Months of Distribution: January , April , July , October Current Volume: 55 Current Issue: 3
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