The Human Potential Movement

by Laurence Loeb, M.D.; Hartsdale, N.Y.,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1976, Vol. 46, Issue 1, Pg. 66-67

Document Type: Feature article


The Human Potential Movement represents a new direction in psychology and psychiatry. Starting from the basis of mental health rather than of illness, the movement includes diverse points of view. It is assumed that even the most productive people use but a small percentage of the mental and emotional resources available to them. Techniques such as meditation, encounter groups, and the induction of altered states of consciousness have been used to explore and tap the creative process. As technology advances, the need for better uses of leisure becomes increasingly important. As our knowledge increases, we hope that what we learn will result in the greater happiness and productivity of the individual.

Subject Headings: Human factors | Diseases

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