Core Theory;Humanistic Theory of Self


The Self

Core Theory; Humanistic Theory

Main ideas of humanistic theory:

  • We all have the power to decide on our own actions
  • We should focus on the present now rather on the past
  • We are motivated to be the best we can be to furfill our potential

It was developed by Maslow and Rodgers in 1950s

  • Self concept developed in early childhood 
  • From ages 1-2
  • Self Concept: How you see yourself (inner)
  • Young children: See themselves in physical terms
  • Older Children: Look at social roles- what they are good and bad at 

Teenagers and adults:  Psychological selves- traits

Key Words:

Ideal Self: 

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