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Humanistic Perspective

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Humanistic Perspective
What is the Humanistic Perspective?
Who is Abraham Maslow?
Abraham was an American psychologist who was best known for creating Maslow's hierarchy of needs, a theory of psychological health predicated on fulfilling innate human needs in priority, culminating in self-actualization.
He believed self actualization is a primary goal in life:
People will achieve their highest potential in their own way.
Stressed on the importance of focusing to the positive qualities in people.
Examples of humanistic Perspective
here are some examples of humanistic perspective
A person feels like his or her life is bland and boring. A humanistic perspective would encourage the person to do some soul-searching and determine what is missing.
Family therapy is another example of the humanistic perspective. This type of therapy allows families to talk about their relationships with one another in order to encourage and strengthen those relationships.
Instead of a medicine- or research-centered approach to therapy, the humanistic perspective encourages an approach that focuses on the individual person, and their individual needs and wants.


Who is Carl Rogers?
Carl Rogers was an influential American psychologist and one of the founders of the humanistic approach (or client-centered approach) to psychology. Rogers is widely considered to be one of the founding fathers of psychotherapy research. The person centered approach, his own unique approach to understanding personality and human relationships, found wide application in various domains such as psychotherapy and counseling.
Differences Between Theories
The difference between the two psychologists can be identified in their theories of self-actualization.
Maslow fully acknowledges the self-actualization of individuals to their very self. Rogers does not credit the individual only for self-actualization but emphasize on the necessity of the environment especially through empathy, genuineness, and acceptance of others that result in a condition for growth.
Similarities Between Theories
When examining the similarities between the theories of Maslow and Rogers, a striking similarity between the two is the stress laid on looking at people through a positive outlook, emphasizing on their inner qualities and capability to grow.
By Kaylee, Maja, Berklee, and Drayden
The humanistic perspective focuses on the positive image of what it means to be human. Human nature is viewed as basically good, and humanistic theorists focus on methods that allow fulfillment of potential.

Definition-
The humanistic perspective is an approach to psychology that emphasizes empathy and stresses the good in human behavior. In politics and social theory, this approach calls for human rights and equality.
the humanistic perspective includes the idea of self-help – that a person can be responsible for their own happiness, and that an unhappy or dissatisfied person can make changes to his or her whole life that will result in their eventual happiness and self-actualization.
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