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Transcript of Humanistic Psychology
Let's go back to how it all started.
Jenny Agarao~Angelique Cerbo~Aliah Francia~Mikhaela Ramos
What is it?
School of thought that emphasizes an optimistic view of human beings
Man is basically
Man is capable of
growth and self - actualization
Each person is
experiences of the individual
present and future
Strengths and Weaknesses
Abraham Maslow and Clark Moustakas held meetings in Detriot
Movement was launched as Association for Humanistic Psychology
1970's & 1980's
Humanistic psychology expanded
(1902 - 1987)
The client is more knowledgeable. The counselor merely facilitates.
Accepts the person, who is innately good, for what he or she is
(1908 - 1970)
When the basic needs are provided for, one can have greater motivation for self-actualization.
(1909 - 1994)
represented the European currents of existentialism that influenced humanistic psychology
Focuses on positive nature on humankind and free will associated with change
Many of its aspects fit well with other approaches
Client usually decides what issues to work on and what steps one would take to reach the goals
Ignores the unconscious mind
Lack of concrete treatment approaches aimed at specific issues
Falls short in the ability to help those with more severe personalities or mental health pathologies
Makes generalizations that aren't widely accepted
& Key Features
Hierarchy of Needs
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McLeod, S. A. (2007). Nomothetic Idiographic Debate. Retrieved from http://www.simplypsychology.org/nomothetic-idiographic.html
O'Hara, Maureen (1992). Historic Review of Humanistic Psychology. Retrieved from: http://www.ahpweb.org/about/history/what-is-humanistic-psychology.html
Meyers, David (2004). Psychology. New York: Worth Publishers.
Thank you for listening to our report on
metaneeds and metapathologies
we need these to be happy: