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Biological and Humanistic Approaches to Personality Essay

  • Submitted by: guerrarj
  • on June 3, 2012
  • Category: Psychology
  • Length: 535 words

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Biological and Humanistic Approaches to Personality
Ricardo Guerra Jr.
June 14, 2012
Prof Barry S. Moore

Biological and Humanistic Approaches to Personality
  * 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 formation.   2 Miscellaneous Research Papers, Maslow’s Hierarchy on Needs

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