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Day 9 Existentiali - 24th February 2010 Carl Rogers Conditional Regard Not same as bribing/punishment If parent says theyll only pay for tuition if

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Carl Rogers Conditional Regard : Not same as bribing/punishment. If parent says they ll only pay for tuition if you go to med school, not same as I will no longer love you/I will disown you. Doesn t require for them to say it, just for it to be communicated (could be in a very implicit way, withholding of love. sense that they dislike you/don t want to listen to you because you re not worthwhile.) Come to hold beliefs about yourself that are discrepant from truth of own experience . (Not same as pretending for your parents, you actually believe it) This guides your choices about who to affiliate with, major life choices . Because it s guiding the choices you make, it s guiding the direction of development . Conscious Self Concept - Designed to maintain itself. Harry Stack Sullivan said something very similar ... (Sullivan comes first) Deny experiences in order to hold onto interpersonal relationships. Carl Rogers DID acknowledge Sullivan! Said it was based on his interpersonal relation claim. Seed of suffering : Denial (unconscious maybe) of truth of what is going on. Holding onto ideas about self that are not consistent with you actually are. (Doing that because you were exposed to conditions of worth.) - Incongruence lead to apathy and despair. - People don t understand you and you feel isolated because you yourself end up disowning who you are, and nobody understands you (not even yourself, you ve disowned yourself) - Parody “being out of touch with your feelings” - The way to treat someone: provide them with what they were lacking ( Unconditional Positive Regard : I will always be here and love you even if I disapprove of your
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This note was uploaded on 11/19/2010 for the course PSYCH V89.-0030- taught by Professor Susan during the Fall '09 term at NYU.

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Day 9 Existentiali - 24th February 2010 Carl Rogers Conditional Regard Not same as bribing/punishment If parent says theyll only pay for tuition if

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