"Outline and Evaluate the Humanistic Approach in Psychology" 16 mark essay plan

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"Outline and Evaluate the Humanistic Approach in Psychology" 16 mark essay plan

AO1:

  • Focus on what it means to be "fully human"
  • Recognises the importance & insight of cognitive-neuroscience + systematic empirical research
  • Insists all other approaches are partial and reductionist
    • only the fluid boundaries of the theory & practice can provide the conceptual space that allows the hollistic complexity of human behaviour to be understood
  • Many variations to the approach - all draw on the work of Rogers and Maslow
    • Maslow's Heirarchy of needs (1943)

Rogers:

  • Interested in 2 basic needs
    • Self-worth + unconditional positive regard from others
      • Both come from good relationships (e.g. supportive parents in youth & friends + partners in later life)
  • Unhappiness + dissatisfaction are the outcome of a psychological…

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