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Discuss the Humanistic perspective in psychology. In your answer, refer to other
approaches you have studied.

The Humanists developed their approach as a reaction to the prevailing ideas
of behaviourists and psychoanalysts. The focus of their approach is to describe
humans as having free will ­ the individual can control…

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that hierarchy was evidence that the hierarchy exists for all. However, others have
said that the hierarchy of needs oversimplifies human needs and behaviour. According
to Maslow, the four deficiency needs do not all have to be fully satisfied before
someone can move to the self actualisation needs, but he…


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