ROMANTICISM

Complex artistic, literary and intellectual movement that originated in the second half of the 18th century in Europe, and gained strength in reaction to the Industrial Revolution. Was, in part, a revolt against aristocratic sociopolitical norms of the Age of Enlightenment. Emphasized the beliefs of creativity, spontaneity, and curiosity, together with sentimental self-expression over the traditional principles of stability, uniformity, discipline, balance, and impartiality. Is considered to be a forerunner to the humanistic therapy advancements in psychology.

ROMANTICISM: "In the late 18th century, romanticism swept the nation."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ROMANTICISM," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/romanticism/ (accessed April 18, 2021).
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