Humanistic Theory And Analysis

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Humanistic perspective values the unique qualities of people, their free will, actualising their potential and innate drive for growth. It views people as rational being, who are not merely driven by their unconscious needs (Weiten, Hammer, & Dunn, 2014). Carl Rogers and Abraham Maslow are the two main influential humanistic theorists. Roger’s person centred theory ponders upon self-concept and the subjective nature of it. Incongruence occurs when there is discrepancy between self-concept and actual experience, which can damage a person’s well being. People with high incongruence tends to have higher level of anxiety. Maslow introduced the theory of self-actualization, because people have innate drive to fulfil their potential and self-actualization
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