- Created by: jessfield_26
- Created on: 01-11-17 18:10
- Free will:
- Human beings are essentially self determining and have free will.
- Can be affected by external or interna influences but humans are active agents who have the ability to determine their own development.
- Everyone has an innate tendancy to achieve their full potential. Self-actualisation is the uppermost level in Maslow's hiearchy of needs.
- All 4 lower levels must be met before the individual can work their way towards self-actualisation and fulfil their potential.
- Personal growth is an essential part of being human. There are important psychological barriers that perevnt a person from reaching their full potential.
- Personal growth = developing and changing as a person to become fulfilled, satisfied and goal orientated.
- Maslow's hiearchy of needs:
Love and Belongingness
Safety and Security
- The self, congruence and conditions of worth:
- For personal growth to be achieved, a person's concept of the way they see themselves must be broadly equivalent to their ideal self (the person they want to be).
- If too big a gap exists between the two selves then the person will experience a state of incongruence and self-actualisation will not be…