Lecture 8 - February 26

Lecture 8 - February 26 - Lecture 8 PSY 257 Carl Rogers The...

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Lecture 8 PSY 257 February 26, 2009 Carl Rogers – The Phenomenological Theory Humanistic Psychology o Personal growth o Self-actualization – become what you truly are Existential Philosophy o Temporary existence o Take responsibility or go through the motions? o Phenomenological Approach Focuses on the phenomena in the person’s mind- meaning of experience How people view and experience themselves and the world around them Phenomenal field: o Like “what’s in your visual field” o The totality of the individual’s subjective experience of self and world o Each person has a unique subjective phenomenal field, but empathy is possible Make the assumption that basic nature is positive o Persons have a basically positive direction o Not inherently sinful or a beast o Instead: positive and social animals Structural Issues The Self o Part of the phenomenal field o Not a homunculus
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This note was uploaded on 12/03/2009 for the course PSY 257 taught by Professor Kwan during the Spring '09 term at Princeton.

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Lecture 8 - February 26 - Lecture 8 PSY 257 Carl Rogers The...

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