Humanistic Approach

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Psychology Mind Map on Humanistic Approach, created by shanclot on 02/04/2014.

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Humanistic Approach
1 Basic Assumptions
1.1 Individuals are free to choose their behaviour
1.2 Personal growth is a key concept
1.3 The focus is on the individual's subjective experience and conscious awareness
2 Researchers
2.1 Rogers and Maslow
3 Methods
3.1 Case studies
4 Applications and Impact
4.1 Client- centred therapy
4.2 Education/work
4.3 Childcare
4.3.1 Attachment :sensitive responsiveness, relationship between caregiver and infant
4.4 Can be helpful for people with disorders(incongruence)
5 Free will
5.1 How criminals choose to do deviant behaviour
5.2 Free will to take on the label in depression
5.3 Depression we have a choice on what we believe in (Depression negative self-schema)
6 Idiographic
6.1 No cultural bias => everyone has different experiences
6.2 harder to diagnose certain conditions due to not having a nomothetic approach (DSM-IV) such as Schizophrenia
6.2.1 Get us closer to finding out more complex disorders by not categorising them early
7 Nature/Nuture
7.1 wanting to meet self-acutalisation through models who can be deemed as something the individual ideally wants to be like (Forensics the parents influencing them to become a criminal)
8 Holistic
8.1 It looks at humans as a whole and not just simple components(neurons)
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