The Humanistic Paradigm - Maslow The Humanistic Paradigm...

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Maslow The Humanistic Paradigm Focus on Phenomenology Free Will Importance of Meaning Emphasis on Uniqueness of Each Individual Human Nature = Good The Humanistic Paradigm: Basic Ideas 1. Focus on Present 1. Reality-Based Responsibility for one’s actions 1. Inherent Worth of Individual 1. Goal of Life = Personal Growth and Understanding Third Force Psychology Focus on positive aspects of humans To discover best in humans, must study exceptional humans Goal = Greater Self-Knowledge Less external prediction and control of human behavior Holistic-Dynamic : studies person as motivated thinking, feeling totality focus on healthy, fully functioning human being Maslow: Overview Denounced traditions of scientific research as mechanistic and reductionistic
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Humans have internal, natural drive to become the best possible person they can be Theory of Motivation
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2011 for the course PSYC 2240 taught by Professor Mattheson during the Summer '10 term at Georgia Institute of Technology.

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