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Ryerson University
PSY 108
Jason Chan

Lecture20Personality Part VIIIHumanism is a much more brighter and optimistic view of personality Carl Rogers clientcentered therapy and Abraham Maslow selfactualizerHumanism emerges in the year following of the second war in part a response to psychoanalysis and behaviourism is a far more optimistic view of people and what we are capable of as a speciesIn contrast to psychoanalysiss humanists give us far more credit in our daytoday behaviour and decisions we makeWe are acknowledged for the capacity for rationality conscience intention we can be purposeful and goal oriented whe know what is going on inside of us we are creative not simply redirection of sublimation of sexual urges like how freud thought capable of having profound insight of ourselves and the world around usThere are two main figures in the humanistic movement the first is Carl Rogers who is practised in psychotherapist and psychologist and with interactions with his clienteles he came into a humanistic view and their capacity of change relatively simple view of underlying motivations in some sense he is a motivational theorist and all behaviour can be traced to singly motive to self actualize maintain and enhance oneself fulfill your potentialInside you there is a true self that is a potential that is meant to be realized and that you are meant to become like a caterpillar is intended to become a butterflyHumanists believe that we have intuitions about our choices when we arrive at conflicts we have gut feelings about which is the right thing to choose and when we listen to those intuitions we take steps to take us through the path the little voicethe organismic value process fundamental capacity to see the growth development of an event you know in your gut if it is good or bad and you choose to listen to it or ignore itListening to the inner voice guiding intuition about what is right sets you on the path to realize all the potential you have inside youa fully functioning person who lets OVP guide us to make all the right choices and go through all the right experiencesAs fully functioning people we all have certain traits and characte
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