BESC1433 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: James Marcia, Abraham Maslow, Humanistic Psychology

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Week 5: humanistic models of personality: describe the components of james marcia"s model of identity. Individual commits to an different alternatives in the various identity areas before committing to a consistent identity. This in turn guides future choices such as vocational and relationship choices. Adolescents have begun a process of actively exploring different roles, but are yet to make a commitment. identity without exploration. They have not taken the first step in the identity formation process; thus the status lacks both crisis and commitment. Absent: describe the key characteristics of humanistic psychology. Assumptions of humanistic theories: optimism rather than pessimism emphasis on choice and creativity, free will rather than determinism, focus on present rather than the past, reaction against psychoanalysis. Personal phenomenology: perception is an interpretive act, we need to consider each individual"s experience of the world as the framework for. Individuals move through the world in accordance with their view of phenomena understanding their personality.

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