Presentation on theme: "Notes for Human Behavior Class. Humanist Psychology Humanist focus upon potentials. Humanist do not believe that human being are pushed and pulled by."— Presentation transcript:
Humanist Psychology Humanist focus upon potentials. Humanist do not believe that human being are pushed and pulled by mechanical forces, either of stimuli and reinforcements (behaviorism) or of unconscious instinctual impulses (psychoanalysis). They believe that humans strive for an upper level of capabilities. Humans seek the frontiers of creativity, the highest reaches of consciousness and wisdom.
Maslow Said: All human behavior is motivated by a desire to satisfy needs. In order for a person to keep striving towards the ultimate in his/her growth there has to be a feeling of accomplishment
Love and Belonging Affection Acceptance Inclusion Love and Belonging
Esteem Needs Self-Respect Self-Esteem Respected by Others Esteem
Self-Actualization Achieve full potential Fulfillment Self-Actualization
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Esteem Self-Actualization Safety Belonging Physiological
Self Actualization Some words that would describe Self Actualizing people might be: –Moral –Creative –Spontaneous –Lacks Prejudice –Accepts Facts Some things that Self Actualizing people might do are: –Pray –Problem Solve –Develop Ideas that would help themselves and others. –Help others –Do the best they can do at what they do.
One More Thought Some behaviors may be more than one level. Example: Eating Dinner is both a Physiological Need (food) and a Love and Belonging Need (social).