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IN CONTEXT

APPROACH

Humanistic psychoanalysis

BEFORE

1258–61 The Sufi mystic Rumi says that the longing of the human soul comes from separation from its source.

1950s Rollo May says that the “true religion” consists of facing life’s challenges with purpose and meaning, through accepting responsibility and making choices.

AFTER

1950 Karen Horney says that the neurotic self is split between an idealized and a real self.

1960s Abraham Maslow defines creativity and thinking of others as characteristics of self-actualized people.

1970s Fritz Perls says that we must find ourselves in order to achieve self-actualization.

The ability to find meaning in our lives ...

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