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Unformatted text preview: CheckPoint: Personal Constructs I remember reading about Olympic skater Joannie Rochett. Joannie's mother passed away unexpectedly days before her Olympic competition. Joannie chose to remain at the Olympics and compete, and on the same night skated a personal best score. As of the time of this, she ranked third and was in competition for a medal. The crowd was profoundly moved by her performance. In the face of tragedy, she skated the performance of a lifetime. Two questions are strong in my mind. First, what motivates an individual to the extremes required by the Olympic's physical and mental demands of perfection? Humanistic theory suggests that individuals always seek out their highest potential unless otherwise encumbered (ie. by life's problems and limitations, being financial, educational, etc.) So, it would seem that Joannie was an individual of extremely high athletic potential, who was luckily unencumbered in her drive to pursue it. Joannie was an individual of extremely high athletic potential, who was luckily unencumbered in her drive to pursue it....
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2011 for the course PSY 230 taught by Professor ??? during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.
- Spring '10