Module 45 Reading Notes - Julie Zimmerman Personality(Page...

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Julie Zimmerman December, 19 2007 Personality (Page 597; Modules 44-46) MODULES 45: THE HUMANISTIC PERSPECTIVE (PG 612) DEFINITIONS Self actualization: according to Maslow, the ultimate psychological need that arises after basic physical and psychological needs are met and self-esteem is achieved; the motivation to fulfill one’s potential. Unconditional positive regard: According to Rogers, an attitude of total acceptance toward another person. Self Concept: All our thoughts and feelings about ourselves, in answer to the question, “Who am I?” MODULE REVIEW Abraham Maslow’s Self Actualizing Person 1. Two influential theories of humanistic psychology were proposed by Abraham Maslow and Carl Rogers . 2. According to Maslow, humans are motivated by needs that are organized into a hierarchy . Maslow refers the process of fulfilling one’s potential as self - actualization . As a pioneer in the movement for a more humanistic psychology, Maslow emphasized the ways that healthy people strive for self -
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