The Human Potential Movement: Then and Now

Patrick Whitehead
Jan 22, 2019 · 1 min read

A brief introduction to the American “human potential movement” for a university Humanistic Psychology course. Unfortunately, and with great embarrassment. I forgot to mention an important element: the human potential movement attempted to go beyond the deficiency model of personal development. That is, instead of going from deficient to normal, the end goal was maximizing potential.

Further reading:

Houston, J. (1997). A Passion for the Possible: A Guide to Realizing your True Potential. New York: HarperOne.

Kripal, S. (2007). Esalen: America and the Religion of No Religion. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

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