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Saturday, June 6, 2015



Existential psychology, like Freudian psychoanalysis, is a "school of thought," a tradition of theory, research, and practice which includes the work of many men and women. Unlike psychoanalysis, however, existential psychology doesn't have a single founder.

Phenomenology is the careful and complete study of phenomena, and is basically the invention of the philosopher Edmund Husserl. Phenomena are the contents of consciousness, the things, qualities, relationships, events, thoughts, images, memories, fantasies, feelings, acts, and so on, which we experience. Phenomenology is an attempt to allow these experiences to speak to us, to reveal themselves to us, so we might describe them in as unbiased a fashion as possible.

there is no experience that does not involve both something which is experienced, and something which is experiencing. This idea is called intentionality.

 bracket or put aside the question of the objective reality of an experience -- what it "really" is.

 phenomenology may use a group of co-researchers so that their perspectives can be added together to form a fuller, richer understanding of the phenomenon. This is called intersubjectivity.

existential analysis has as its goal the autonomy of the client.

The most positive thing about existential psychology is its insistence on sticking as closely as possible to "the lived world."

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