Psy 409 Carl Rogers

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Published on September 21, 2017

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Carl Rogers: Carl Rogers History presentation by Breanna Lyon Contribution to psychology: Contribution to psychology Believed that every person could achieve their goals, wishes, and desires in life. When/if a person reached that stage, self-actualization took place. In order for a person to reach their full potential, a number of factors had to take place and be satisfied first. Self-actualization: Self-actualization Rogers believed that humans have one basic motive, and that being the tendency to self-actualize, which is defined as fulfilling one’s potential and achieving the highest level of “human- beingness ” that we possibly can . Rogers believed that we behave the way that we do because of the way we perceive our situation. “As no one else can know how we perceive, we are the best experts on ourselves.” Fully functioning person: Fully functioning person Five characteristics of a fully functioning person: 1. Open to experience 2. Existential living 3. Trust feelings 4. Creativity 5. Fulfilled life Self-concept: Self-concept The closer our self-image and ideal-self are to each other, the more consistent we are and the higher our sense of self-worth is. Self-concept consists of these three components: Self worth (self-esteem) Self-image Ideal-self Quotes from carl rogers: Quotes from carl rogers "When I look at the world I'm pessimistic, but when I look at people I am optimistic." "The very essence of the creative is its novelty, and hence we have no standard by which to judge it" " The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination" Sources: Sources The Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica. (2016, October 21). Carl Rogers. Retrieved September 21, 2017, from McLeod , S. (1970, January 01). Saul McLeod. Retrieved September 21, 2017, from https:// Cherry, K. ( n.d. ). 10 Most Influential Psychologists in History. Retrieved September 21, 2017, from https://

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