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Unformatted text preview: Basic assumptions Third force Positive view on individual; emphasis on unconscious processes and the behaviorist emphasis on environmental controls on behavior being the two other forces Emphasis on healthy personality Looked at the most emotionally healthy individuals that could be found Motivational nature of personality Process of motivation involves individuals constantly seeking to meet a variety of interrelated biological and psychological needs Basic concepts State of self-actualization: peoples attempts to reach their full potential by using their talents and abilities to the fullest extent while trying to achieve personal growth, satisfaction, and fulfillment Categories of needs Deficiency needs: lower, basic, needed for survival, more important, greater influence on behavior Being needs: higher, desire for wisdom and aesthetics...
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This document was uploaded on 10/26/2011 for the course PSYCH 2400 at UVA.
- Fall '11
- Personality Psychology