Humanistic psychology is probably the most optimistic field of psychology. Born in an age of cold psychoanalysis and logical behaviorism, humanistic psychology believes that man is unique, and should be treated as such. They think that by dissecting the psyche into base elements or parts, the dignity and truth of the whole is lost (this relates to the idea of gestalt). The five basic postulates of humanistic psychology, as stated by the Association for Humanistic Psychology, are: "man, as man, supersedes the sum of his parts; man has his being in a human context; man is aware; man has choice; and, man is intentional." Some see this as touchy feely crap, other’s see truth. Also central to this branch of psychology is the idea of self-actualization.