Scientology is the antithesis of humanistic psychology: Comment on Wolfe’s (2017) “Common sense scientology” and Friedman’s (2017) related commentary.

This article is a comment on Wofe’s (2017) THP article “Common Sense Scientology” and Friedman’s (2017) related commentary. I have utilized my background in Scientology in the 1970s, as well as my experience as a humanistic psychologist, to convey two main areas of concern that I have about Wolfe’s article. These areas of concern encompass a need to know the background of the author in relation to Scientology, and my problems with the author’s comparison of Scientology with the tenets of Rogers’ nondirective counseling. However, I am in agreement with Friedman’s statement that all areas related to psychology, even if they are controversial, should be studied, and Scientology is no exception to this. But doing so in a complete context of knowledge about Scientology is what I am focusing on in this commentary. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2018 APA, all rights reserved)