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1

Outline three features of the humanistic perspective in psychology.

rejects attempts to establish scientific principles of human behaviour
psychology should concern itself with the study of subjective experience
the concept of free will is central

2

What is self actualisation

innate tendency that each of us have to want to achieve full potential and become best we can possibly be
in maslow hierarchy of needs/self actualisation is at the top

3

What do humanistic psychologists mean by 'focus on the self'

refers to ideas and values that characterise I and Me and perception of what I can do and what I am

4

What is the aim of therapy within the H approach

to establish congruence between self concept and ideal self or self actualisation can't occur

5

what is congruence

state of agreement

6

What do humanistic psychologists mean by conditions of worth? Give an example of how a parent might set conditions of worth on his or her child.

Parent might set boundaries of love for their child like I will only love you if - this presents issues such as worthlessness and low self esteem
- lack of unconditional positive regard

7

whats unconditional positive regard

is the basic acceptance and support of a person regardless of what the person says or does,

8

In rogers client centred therapy what should an effective therapist provide the client with

Genuineness
empathy
unconditional positive regard

9

what is the aim of rogers client centered therapy

to reduce incongruence between self concept and ideal self and increase feelings of self worth

10

why is the h approach good

holistic approach, considers the whole person so improves validity

11

why is the h approach bad

untestable concepts as vague ideas that are difficult to test or measure so lacks validity

12

why is the h approach bad (2)

rejects other approaches for example no scientific basis so its again not a complete explanation of behaviour