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Lecture 13

PSY 101 Lecture 13: Personality Theories
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Department
Psychology
Course
PSY 101
Professor
Drahota
Semester
Spring

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Humanistic Theories What is the humanistic theory of personality?  Major theorists o Carl Rogers – Maslow  Personality and behavior depend on how we perceive and interpret the world  People are naturally good  What makes us human? o Free choice and self-determination o Self-actualization Roger’s Humanistic Theory of Personality  Mental health, congruence and self-concept  Self-concept  All the info and beliefs people have about their own nature, qualities, and behavior Well adjusted individual has more Poorly adjusted individual has less in common In common  Need unconditional love and acceptance o Important for healthy and full development 3 Major Criticisms  Naïve assumptions o Unrealistic view; may cause narcissism  Poor testability and inadequate evidence o Concepts are difficult to operationally define and empirically test  Narrowness o Describe personality rather than explain it Social-Cognitive Theories of Personality Bandura’s Approach  Combines cognition and observation
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