PS102 Lecture Notes - Lecture 18: Self-Actualization, Belongingness, Positive Psychology

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Repression keeping distressing thoughts and feelings buried in the unconscious. Projection attributing one"s own thoughts, feelings, or motives to another. Displacement diverting emotional feeling (usually anger) from their original source to a substitute target. Regression a reversion to immature patterns of behaviour. Congruence self concept meshes well with actual experience (some incongruence is probably unavoidable. Incongruence self concept does not mesh well with actual experience. Believe affection from others is conditional needs to distort shortcomings to feel worthy of affection relatively incongruent self concept recurrent anxiety defensive behaviour protects inaccurate self concept leads to relatively incongruent self concept again. Maslow"s self actualization: sees other theorists as deficit based model. Deficiency based: what about seeking things for their own sake, self actualization, hierarchy of needs. Regression if lower needs are not met. Pros: importance of subjective views, development of the idea of self concept, optimistic growth and health oriented approach paved way for positive psychology.

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