Humanistic Psychology POST

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Unformatted text preview: Humanistic Psychology PSYC 352 July 28-29, 2009 Agenda (7/28-7/29) Characteristics of humanistic psychology Phenomenology Motives and needs Hierarchy of needs Fully functioning persons and self-regard Personal constructs Positive psychology and virtues Instructional Objectives (Tue 7/28) By the end of this lesson, students will be able to.. Identify the essential premises of humanistic psychology and phenomenology Define deficit needs and growth needs Discuss the needs in which Murray claimed that humans vary, particularly the salient contents of achievement, power, and intimacy needs Name the five levels of Maslows hierarchy of needs and the main characteristics of self-actualizing persons Characteristics of humanistic psychology 1. emphasis on needs, choice, and responsibility 2. emphasis on human need for growth and fulfillment of potential 3. motivation toward growth rather than toward repairing deficits Phenomenology Phenomenology holds that a persons conscious experience of the world is more important than the world itself; current awareness is everything To understand personality, understand a persons experience Question Research shows that most people value a meaningful life more than being wealthy, and that experiences affect peoples happiness more than possessions do (p. 412 of text) Do you buy it? Would you trade your past and future most memorable experiences for a guarantee of eternal riches today? Three components of experience Biological experience; physical feelings Social experience; thoughts and emotions we have when we talk with other people Inner, psychological experience; what happens in your mind Existential anxiety Existential anxiety (angst): unpleasant feelings arising from contemplating the...
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