- The humanistic approach is based on the idea that we have a natural tendency to grow and develop as peope psychologically.
- Maslow and Carl Rogers both make up the theory and ideas.
Marslow's Hierachy of needs:
- The hierachy of needs draws attention to the needs that need to be met in order of priority to become a fully complete person. There are six types:
1) Physiological needs: Are basic needs such as the need of air , water , food , shelter. These needs have to be met before we can expect to meet our other needs.
2) Safety needs: We need next to avoid pain and harm , we need to be safe.
3) Belongingness: This refers to our need to belong and feel secure, this need is likely to be met first within our family.
4) Love needs: Once we feel secure and we belong , we need to love and be loved in return.
5) Self esteem: We need to feel that we are worthwhile. Self esteem develops as we become more competent and independent and from the recognition we get from other people.
6) Self - actualisation: These needs come at the top of the pyramid and refer to our need to become whole.
Self - actualisation:
Self actualisation is the process of becoming a whole complete person. Maslow researched a list of features that people who are complete havev in common.
-Spontaneous and uncoventional
- Identify with others and genuinely want to help them
- Tend to have close relationships with few people only
- Appreciation of people is fresh , not steriotyped
- Sense of humour is based on seeing jokes in…