The Humanistic Perspective. Of Personality. Humanistic Psychology. In the 1960’s people became sick of Freud’s negativity and trait psychology’s objectivity. Along came psychologists wanted to focus on “healthy” people and how to help them strive to “be all that they can be”. .
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They share certain characteristics:
Focused their energies on a particular task.
Few deep relationships, rather than many superficial ones.
Is this a goal worth striving for?
Need Water, Sun and Nutrients to Grow into a big Oak Tree.
We need genuineness, acceptance and empathy for us to grow.
An attitude of acceptance regardless of circumstances.
Accepting yourself or others completely.
WHO AM I?
We tend to act and perceive the world positively.
We fall short of our “ideal self” and feel dissatisfied and unhappy
When the ideal self and the way you currently see yourself are alike- you are generally happy.
What are your possible selves?
They value the things which they excel.
They attribute problems to prejudice.
They compare themselves to their own group.
Is individualism really better?