Humanistic approach

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Basic assumptions

➡humans have free will and should be viewed holistically, as striving towards self-actualisation 


➡proposed a hierarchy of needs. We have deficiency needs- physiological, safety, love/belonging and esteem- that must be met to become psychologically healthy, I.e. reach self-actualisation (our growth need)


➡psychological problems in adulthood are due to a lack of positive…


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