Carl Rogers And The Humanistic Perspectives To Personal Development

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The humanistic psychology beginning with the existential assumption that phenomenology is that people are at the center and they have free will. Personal agency is the humanistic term for the exercise of free will and personal agency refer to the choice we make in life and also the paths that we go down and the consequences that we face. There is two humanistic psychological perspectives that i will be discussing though this part of the assignment is carl rogers and maslow. Both of the theories are well known theories that look into the holistic approaches of personal growth and fulfillment of life of a basic human motive.

Carl Rogers is a humanistic approaches who agreed with the humanistic approach that Maslow came up, but added the personal growth and they need an environment that provides genuine, accepting and empathy. Rogers believed that every person could achieve their goals, wishes, and desires in life. When, or rather if they did so, self actualization took place. This was one of Carl Rogers most important contributions to psychology, and for a person to reach their potential a number of factors must be satisfied.
Self Actualization, Rogers believe that we behave the way we do because of the way that we perceive our situations. "As no one else can know how we perceive, we are the best experts on ourselves." (Carl Rogers, 1959). Carl Rogers believed that us as humans had one basic motive that is the tendency to self-actualize, this is
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