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Myers PSYCHOLOGY Module 46 The Humanistic Perspective of Personality
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Humanistic Theories Human behavior is motivated mainly by an innate drive toward growth that prompts people to fulfill their unique potential. People are naturally inclined toward goodness, creativity, love, and joy. Emphasis on growth and personal responsibility Optimistic Focus on the present People are not merely meeting their needs but are focused on becoming the best that they can be Goal of therapy is to remove obstacles that interfere with growth Also called the “ phenomenological approach” because it suggests that we must understand people’s world view in order to understand their actions.
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3 Humanistic Perspective By the 1960s, psychologists became discontent with  Freud’s negativity and the mechanistic psychology  of the behaviorists. Abraham Maslow (1908-1970) Carl Rogers (1902-1987) h t t p : / / w w w .
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