Psych April 10

Psych April 10 - Psych April 10, 2008 Psychological...

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Psych April 10, 2008 Psychological perspectives- personality Humanistic- people born with ability to grow Key elements: Personal growth Self-actualization Sense of self Here and now o Phenomenology Personal responsibly FREEWILL George Kelly- personal construct theory Goal: make sense out of the world, find meaning in it. Personal constructs: cognitive categories to sort persons and events Fixed role therapy: clients take on different roles—experience new points of view and make shifts in personal life o Self-organized, consistent set of perceptions about oneself that directs behavior o Inherent dignity and goodness of human spirit, self-actualization o Phenomenology: focus on here and now Incongruent: uses distortional denial congruent: Fully functioning: o Open to experience o Try new things o Like movement for movement o Follow own beliefs and values o Trust own feelings o Need for positive regard ideal ideal real self Self- actualization can’t happen experience experience
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o Acceptance, love, sympathy o Unconditional pos regard- child gets love normal or naughty behavior
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