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Unformatted text preview: Derek’s personality can be connected to two psychological perspectives – humanistic and behaviorist. The Humanistic approach was founded in 1962 by psychologists who viewed it as a “third force” or an alternate to the other two approaches (behaviorist and psychoanalytic) and guided it alone four principles. The first principle explains how the experiencing person shows some sign of interest to his surrounding environment; he/she has original views and has a somewhat understanding of who they are. Derek, who longs for some kind of unity after his father’s death, falls into the wrong crowd (skinhead gang) after being introduced and influenced my racial thoughts and ideas of his environment. He has a good understanding of who he is, but after being told what others think is right over and over again, he loses his original understanding and is formed into something completely different. The next principle...
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course PSY 113 taught by Professor Singh during the Spring '08 term at Rhode Island.
- Spring '08