Humanistic Approach To Psychology

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There are many approaches when it come to the study of the human behavior and mind, also known as Psychology. One approach to psychology is Humanism. The humanistic approach to psychology is a psychological perspective that emphasizes the study of the whole person (known as holism). Humanistic psychologists look at human behavior, not only through the eyes of the observer, but through the eyes of the person doing the behaving. When people make different choices and decisions, humanistic psychologists consider the mind of the person making the choices and decisions and attempt to make a belief as to how the person came up with that decision and/or choice. I strongly believe in Humanism and look at how or why people make the choices and do…show more content…
For example, your mother might teach you to respect people and their property or being. Your father may want you to play a sport to “build character”. As for me, my parent’s main point they wanted me to learn was respect. Respect goes a long way in this world and without it, you will not have a lot going for you. At a young age, my parents would punish me for cursing, yelling, getting angry and punching walls and pillows and things of that nature. Since kids are impressionable at a young age, things that I did and got punished for were stopped. Times when I do get angry, I don’t yell or scream or punch walls. I usually just take a deep breath and move on with my life. I always show the utmost respect when talking to anybody, whether they are older or younger, male or female, homosexual or heterosexual. I take respect as a serious deal and if someone doesn’t respect me or the people around me, then they don’t earn anybody respect. My actions to this day are based on past…show more content…
Humanistic theorists believe that humans make decisions based on their past experiences and everything that the person had ever been through (their whole self). My own self was guided solely on past experiences and everything that makes me the person that I am today. Psychologically speaking, I am a young man who carries himself highly because I believe that most people around me are not as mature as I am. The people around me while I was growing up influenced me to do the things I do today and act the way I do to this day. Because of these people, I am going to become the person that I wish to be when I grow up and live my own
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