Both behaviorism and psychoanalysis are regarded as dehumanizing by humanistic psychologists.Humanistic psychology expanded its influence throughout the 1970s and the 1980s.
The humanistic approach emphasizes the personal worth of the individual, the centrality of human values, and the creative, active nature of human beings.
For example their belief in free-will is in direct opposition to the deterministic laws of science.
Also, the areas investigated by humanism, such as consciousness and emotion are very difficult to scientifically study.
Sometimes the humanistic approach is called phenomenological.
This means that personality is studied from the point of view of the individual’s subjective experience.
Humanistic, humanism and humanist are terms in psychology relating to an approach which studies the whole person, and the uniqueness of each individual.