Schulz's Theory Of Self-Actualization

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3.2.1.2 Self – actualization Self-actualization was originated from Goldstein around 1940’s and the theories of Maslow and Rogers played an important role in the development of the concept. The theory defines self-actualization as the desire for self- fulfillment namely the tendency for individual to become actualized in what they do. According to Maslow (1954, p. 60) “human being are born with instinctive needs that encourage them to grow and develop and to actualize themselves to become all that they are capable of becoming”. Schulz (1994, p. 59) defined self-actualisation as “a never-ending growth process of purposeful striving, optimal development, and becoming a more fully functioning and mature individual. It is described as an end-of-being…show more content…
Individuals with strong internal locus of control believe events in their life derive primarily from their own actions: for example when receiving test results, people with an internal locus of control tend to praise or blame their abilities. People with a strong external locus of control tend to praise or blame external factors such as the teachers. I believe that it can be used as a defensive method were one can use it to protect the back of the brain, however I feel like is important as well to be conscious of the blaming because you might end up losing personal accountability for others (Schepers,…show more content…
We believe that behind each and every individual there is an internal constructive force that gives their lives direction. This force is believed to generate and promote mental and physical vitality, however derived from external environments may pose certain challenges, however resources are available to help us beat those challenges. Sense of coherence (SOC) is based on the work of Antonovsky (1993, p. 725) who defined the concept as: “ a global orientation that expresses the extent to which one has a pervasive enduring though dynamic feeling of confidence that (1) the stimuli deriving from one’s internal and external environment in the course of living are structured, predictable and explicable; (2) the resources are available to one to meet the demands posed by these stimuli; and (3) these demands are challenges worthy of investment and
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