Biological and Humanistic Approaches to Personality

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Biological and Humanistic Approaches to Personality Ricardo Guerra Jr. PHY/250 June 14, 2012 Prof Barry S. Moore Biological and Humanistic Approaches to Personality Notes: * WRITE: 1050 – 1400 ( ~ 1275) word paper analyzing the biological and humanistic approaches to personality. Your paper should cover: * Use Maslow’s hierarchy of needs to discuss the extent to which growth needs influence personality formation * Describe biological factors that influence the formation of personality * Examine the relationship of biological factors to Maslow’s theory of personality * Explain the basic aspects of humanistic theory that are incompatible with biological explanations of personality UNCLUDE: an introduction and conclusion in your paper FORMAT: your paper consistent with APA guidelines Para 1 – Introduction Abraham Maslow divided the organismic needs into two groups of needs: DEFICIENCY NEEDS which are needed for survival and the second being self-actualization. Deficiency Needs were broken down further by Maslow into different categories. * Physiological needs which are based on necessities to survive, examples: food, water, shelter and sex. * A Safety need is being predictable surroundings in which everything makes sense. * Belongingness and Love Needs is the need to be physically and sociably accepted by another partner and/or in general to the atmosphere and surrounding evolving around them. * Esteem Needs is where there is respect for one’s self and for those around him/her. 1 Self-Actualization: Abraham Maslow In the research period, Maslow diverted the study on to people, well-adjusted and self-actualized people. Through Maslow’s research ‘Maslow’s hierarchy of needs’ are not needed to LIVE but they are used to make life EASIER. That is how the … growth needs influence personality
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