Humanistic Perspectives Explain The Development Of A Person's Personality

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Humanistic and social cognitive perspectives are what help explain the growth and development of a human being’s personality. In some cases, they go hand and hand. However, in other cases, they are contrasted and have weaknesses. This paper will explain how both perspectives are alike and different, the limitations on the perspectives, and the main concepts involved in each perspective. Humanistic perspective stress a person's capacity for personal growth, freedom to choose one's own destiny, and positive human qualities. Humanistic psychologists believe that each of us has the ability to cope with stress, to control our actions and lives, and to achieve what we desire in life. Humanistic perspectives provide clear contrasts to the psychodynamic perspectives, which are often based on conflict, destructive drives, and a pessimistic view on human behavior, and contrast with the behavioral perspective, which compares human beings as puppets toward receive rewards and punishments Carl Rogers and Abraham maslow were the leading theorists of the humanistic perspective. Humanistic psychology emphasized existential and interpersonal themes such as meaning, purpose, values, choice, spirituality, self-acceptance, and self-actualization. Carl rogers was a pioneer in the development f the humanistic perspective and helped provide the foundation for more contemporary studies of self-esteem…show more content…
Social cognitive focuses on research in studying personality. Not only on observable behavior but also on the cognitive factors that influence what we are like as people. Social cognitive differ for humanistic by emphazing that we can regulate and control our own behavior despite our changing environment. The main theorists on social cognitive theory were albert bandura and walter

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