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Module 41

Humanistic Theories

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What do humanistic theories focus on? our potential for healthy personal growth
What is self-actualization? describes the process of fulfilling one's potential and becoming spontaneous, loving, creative, and self-accepting.
When does self-actualization become active? only after the more basic physical and psychological needs have been met
What is unconditional positive regard? an attitude of total acceptance toward another person
What is self-concept? refers to one's personal awareness of "who I am"
According to humanistic perspective, what is the central feature of personality? self-concept
What is significantly affected by either positive or negative self-concept? life happiness
Who are the two most influential humanistic psychologists? Abraham Maslow and Carl Rogers
Professor Minton believes that people are basically good and are endowed with self-actualizing tendencies. Evidently, Professor Minton is a proponent of what? the humanistic perspective
For humanistic psychologists, many of our behaviors and perceptions are ultimately shaped by whether our _____ is _____ or ______. self-concept; positive; negative
Andrew's grandfather, who has lived a rich and productive life, is a spontaneous, loving, and self-accepting person, Maslow might say that he is a what? self-actualizing person
What famous theory did Abraham Maslow propose? the hierarchy of needs