Self - 1 How the information contained in this course...

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1 How the information contained in this course pertains to my life The Humanistic personality theory, as detailed in the textbook (Morris & Maisto, 2006, pp.338), “emphasizes that we are positively motivated and progress towards higher levels of functioning”. Humanists believe that one should open themselves up to the world and the simply joy in living. Alfred Adler is often called the first humanistic theorist. Humanists stress the potential one has and to always look to the present and future rather than the past. This means that we are personally responsible for all our actions. I see myself as being humanistic since I strive increase my knowledge every day and I encourage others to do the same. While I look back at the past so that I learn from my mistakes, I do not dwell on them. I do not strive for total perfection since I realize such things are impossible. The Cognitive-Social learning theories , as detailed in the textbook (Morris & Maisto, 2006, pp.344), “hold that people internally organize their expectancies and values to guide their own behavior”. This type of personal standards if different for each person since it is based on his or hers experiences in life. Our behavior is decided on how we view the situation, how we view our actions in the situation, learning and past experiences, and the immediate environment. I feel that I learn something from every experience in my life with me. I then use what I learned from that experience to help make decisions later. There is a saying that “those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it”, and I believe that this saying is quite true and can be applied to anyone’s life. The cognitive-social learning theories sum up how I live my life.
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2 The term Stress , as detailed in the textbook (Morris & Maisto, 2006, pp.355), “refers to psychological tension or strain—the uncomfortable emotional and bodily
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