No Surprise! Problems with women’s religious orders traced to radical humanistic psychology of the ’60’s and 70’s, post-Vatican II reforms.

The field of psychology, Coulson taught, consisted of three “planes” or “floors”:

1. Psychology One – The work of Sigmund Freud;
2. Psychology Two – Behaviorism, the work of Skinner and Watson; and
3. Psychology Three – Humanistic psychology.

Coulson and other Catholics who became involved with humanistic psychology believed—wrongly, he now says—that this third force could be easily integrated with Catholic ideals, with the belief that every person is precious.   We have human potential, Coulson taught, because we are children of a loving God Who has something marvelous in mind for every one of us.

Coulson warns that practitioners of humanistic psychology, having wreaked destruction with their self-centered theories, have now moved on to a “fourth plane” that he calls New Age psychology.

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Editor’s note: This is the same type of liberal psycho-babel that led to the priestly child abuse scandals!