HUMANISTIC AND EXISTENTIAL PERSONALITY THEORIES
Based on your readings for this Week, access the Personality Theory Matrix and complete the requested information in Column F section for Humanistic and Existential theory. You can use this information to support your Discussion post and response this week.
Note: Continue to populate the Personality Theory Matrix spreadsheet you began in Week 2 to guide your learning about personality theories for your Module Assessment and submit it in Week 8 as part of your Module Assessment.
Be sure to review the Learning Resources before completing this activity.
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- Review the Learning Resources, focusing on theorists, cultural considerations, assessments/interventions, limitations, and unique aspects of humanistic and existential theory.
Post two key ideas from the humanistic/phenomenological and existential theoretical orientation. How are phenomenological theory and existential theory related?
- Cervone, D., & Pervin, L. A. (2019). Personality: Theory and research (14th ed.). Wiley.
- Chapter 5, ”A Phenomenological Theory: The Personality Theory of Rogers” (pp. 127–146)
- Chapter 6, “Rogers’s Phenomenological Theory: Applications, Related Theoretical Conceptions, and Contemporary Research” (pp. 147–179)
- Maslow, A. (1965). Self-actualization and beyond. In, Proceedings of the Conference on the Training of Counselors of AdultsLinks to an external site. (pp. 108–131). https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED012056.pdf
- Prochaska, J. O., & Norcross, J. C. (2018). The case of Mrs. C. Download The case of Mrs. C.In, Systems of Psychotherapy: A Transtheoretical Analysis (9th ed., pp. 15–17). Oxford University Press.
Credit Line: SYSTEMS OF PYSCHOTHERAPY: A Transtheoretical Analysis, 9th Edition, by James O. Prochaska and John C. Norcross. Copyright 2018 by Oxford University Press. Reprinted by permission of Oxford University Press via the Copyright Clearance Center.
Note: You will use this personality case study to complete your Assignments in Weeks 2-6 and your Module Assessment. Download this case study and continue to use it throughout this Module.
- Rogers, C. (1947). Psychotherapy. In W. Dennis (Ed.), Current trends in psychologyLinks to an external site. (pp. 109–137). University of Pittsburgh Press.
- Seligman, M. E. P., & Csikszentmihalyi, M. (2000). Positive psychology: An introduction. American PsychologistLinks to an external site., 55(1), 5–14.
- Timulak, L. (2018). Humanistic‐experiential therapies in the treatment of generalised anxiety: A perspective. Counselling and Psychotherapy ResearchLinks to an external site., 18(3), 233–236.