Amedeo Giorgi received his Ph.D. in psychology from Fordham University in 1958 and first taught at Manhattan College and then at Duquesne University. He was trained in experimental psychology and he pursued a career in academic psychology. He found the standard experimental and quantitative procedures being pursued by mainstream psychology to be too limited for human phenomena so he turned to phenomenological philosophy as the basis for a non-reductionistic and non-naturalistic philosophical anthropology. He is the author of Psychology as a Human Science and The Descriptive Phenomenological Method in Psychology. He continues to write articles demonstrating the value of phenomenological approaches to psychological phenomena.