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Humanistic psychology is a psychological perspective that aims to lead the patient to make his own decisions completely autonomously. It was developed in the late 1950s, favorizing self-development, with a positive vision of one's capabilities. Humanistic psychology considers that every human being is essentially good and that one may use this base to make choices in agreement with personal values, in this way avoiding violent behaviors. Humanistic psychology uses personal development techniques, group therapy, and sensory communication.