Essays in the Philosophy of Humanism, Vol 22, No 1 (2014)

Anxiety and the Emerging Child: Engaging “What is”

Christopher Kazanjian, Su-Jin Choi
Issued Date: 14 Aug 2014


This paper utilizes a humanistic psychology theoretical framework and pays attention to the rampancy of anxiety affecting youth in the United States. This paper intends to explore the phenomena of anxiety and discuss how it could be perceived as an opportunity for growth if approached in a constructive way. Specifically, we argue that youth need to be able to meet their inner self in the phenomena of anxiety in an empowering way, rather than unconsciously fleeting its destructive affects.

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