Pysch 236 Humanistic Psychology

Pysch 236 Humanistic Psychology - H UMANISTIC P SYCHOLOGY H...

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Unformatted text preview: H UMANISTIC P SYCHOLOGY H UMANISTIC P SYCHOLOGY : IS BASED ON THE PREMISE THAT , TO UNDERSTAND A PERSON , YOU MUST UNDERSTAND HIS OR HER UNIQUE VIEW OF REALITY . M OTIVATIONAL THEORIES : W HY WE DO WHAT WE DO , ARE WHO WE ARE H UMANISTIC P SYCHOLOGY A SSUMES : 1. F REE WILL 2. P SYCHOLOGY IS THE STUDY OF HUMANS 3. N ATURAL TENDENCY TOWARDS PERSONAL GROWTH 4. C ONSCIOUS EXPERIENCES AS MOST IMPORTANT H UMANISTIC THEORIES ORIGINATED FROM EXISTENTIAL PHILOSOPHY EXISTENTIAL A NGST : A NXIETY CAUSED BY NOT KNOWING THE REPERCUSSIONS OF OUR FREE ACTIONS . ( I THINK ) M ASLOW S H IERARCHY OF NEEDS : 1.Physiological Needs : needs that are vital to survival, such as the need for water, air, food and sleep. 2. Security Needs safety and security. Security needs are important for survival, but they are not as demanding as the physiological needs. Examples of security needs include a desire for steady employment, health insurance, safe neighborhoods and shelter from the environment....
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2011 for the course PSY 236 taught by Professor Settles during the Spring '07 term at Michigan State University.

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