-focus on ppls conceptions of self, what they want to be
-ppl r internally motivated to achieve goals
-focus on healthy ppl
-view ppl are decent n worthwhile
-focus on present not past experiances
-ppl create their own destinies
ex ppl who give back to the community (altruists)
vague n subjective, no scientific basis
recognizing where we r n letting it happen
motivated by a hierarchy of needs starting with physiological needs we try to reach the state of self-actualization fulfilling r potential
once self-actualization is reached it needs mainaitance to stay there.
the process of fulfilling our potential
person centered theory
believed ppl r basically good
growth promoting climate requires 3 conditions-genuineness, acceptance, and empathy
-everyone has a unique frame of reference/ confilct occurs when there is a difference tween their own frame of reference n demands placed on them by others.
-inborn tendency to selfactualize
-discrepancies tween real self n ideal self can lead to issues
-ppl can rise above biological tendencies to self-actualize
believed in indivs self-actualization tendencies. said unconditional positive regard was an attitude of acceptance of others amidst their failings.
people experiences themselves fully n act genuinely in accordance to their beliefs (inside matches outside)
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