A second important concept in the INTENSE project, reflected in the preamble, is Humanistic Psychology. The movement was i.a. founded by Abraham H. Maslow and Carl R. Rogers and was a reaction to behaviourism and psychoanalysis.
The humanistic school in psychology is often more philosophical than psychological.
Maslow rejects the quest for legitimacy and, on the other hand, his starting points are theories based on the consciousness and free will of man. People are able to make their own choices. This focuses on the unique whole human being, rather than on specific components. According to Maslow, psychology must help people to develop themselves.