personality psych 5

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The Phenomenological Approach - The phenomenological approach is the study of how people make sense out of  things also known as humanistic psychology, secular humanism, self psychology The reason why people act in particular ways over time is due to the way they  interpret situations Underlying themes in phenomenology (very different from psychoanalytic  approach) o Meanings are critical o Ignore the unconscious o People are basically good When someone behaves badly, it’s because society corrupted them o We live  now , not then - Carl Rogers THEORY: Need for self-actualization   organismic evaluation   fully- functioning person o Self-actualization = becoming the best you can be Believed all living things had this need o Organismic evaluation is wholistic and accurate Evaluate yourself according to need to self-actualize Wholistic = Should be all-in or all-out for every experience you have, no 
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This note was uploaded on 01/24/2011 for the course PSY 10651 taught by Professor Moreland during the Spring '10 term at Pittsburgh.

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