The Impact Human Potential Movement on the American Culture
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The The 20th-century post-war era was defined by counter-culture, self-actualization and anti-war campaigns. Arousing the hippie crusade, the quick moves in liberalism and perhaps, the human potential movements which are among the decisive changes of its time. The disgruntled youth at the particular period understood rebellion and executed it. This was in response to outmoded, deluded and counter-productive ideas as they had put it. In spite of the seemingly damaging perspective, the movement was a journey towards positivity. The core idea was the stance that there was a lot more into the human mind. It tried to discover unexploited potential and develop it. It considers that in every individual lies an ambition towards self-fulfillment, actuality and spiritual consciousness. Without question, the movement has molded America as well as its culture to some extent, but it is best that we first understand the origin to know the movement better.
It was the progresses in psychology made by A. Maslow and his human needs stimulated the emergence of the movement. He and the likes of Carl Rogers was highly impacted by scholars such as Sigmund Feud as well as Friedrich Nietzsche. Maslow is recognized as the founder of humanistic psychology, while Carl Rogers founding client-centric therapy. Combined the two branches have facilitated the finding a solid foundation for the crusade that borrowed aspects of the two.
Influence cannot be measured, but we can still recognize smidgens of the philosophy with larger concepts and strategies. The influence of culture can be felt in every unit of socialization from education to spirituality.
The outmoded teaching practices and whole model of education underscored on knowledge. Rather than as singular dimension, it champions accessing the numerous levels of human understanding. With the rise of the crusade, also triggered an increasing accentuate on the soft skills, better communication and problem-solving. It fought for a more self-reflective, hands-on methodology instead of theory.
Where the social custom pursues religion, the counter-culture concentrate on the inner-self and the concept of awareness. At the outset, the movement delves towards individuality and self-awareness. You can pinpoint this through different aspects.
Today, we see much stouter stress on mental health more than ever. It necessitates both physical wellness and mental wellness for people to attain optimal potential.
A significant percentage of the populace has delved into yoga and meditation among other practices that focus on spiritual wellness. The concepts of Buddhist philosophy have been gaining popularity fast with the increasing importance on self-expression and a non-money mindedness philosophy. Moreover, the culture has impacted morality, where the whole idea is perceived as subjective.