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Growth Motivation andPositive PsychologyChapter 15
Holism And PositivePsychology
Self-ActualizationTwo Fundamental DirectionsAn ever-fuller realization of one’s talents, capacities, and potentialities (M...
Hierarchy of Human Needs
Growth vs. Deficiency NeedsGrowth Needs Deficiency Needs Person feels a need to fulfillpersonal potential Also known as ...
Encouraging GrowthTable 15.1Six Behaviors That Encourage Self-Actualization1. Make Growth Choices2. Be Honest3. Situationa...
Actualizing Tendency“The organism has one basic tendency and striving – to actualize, maintain,and enhance the experiencin...
Process of Actualization
Causality Orientations
GROWTH-SEEKING VS. VALIDATION-SEEKINGValidation-SeekingStrivings for proving self-worth,competence, and likeabilityGrowth-...
How Relationships SupportThe Actulalizing Tendency
How Relationships SupportThe Actulalizing Tendency
The Problem Of Evil
Positive Psychology & Growth
Outcomes1. Fostering personalgrowth and well-being2. Preventing humansickness from evertaking root withinthe personalityBu...
Three Illustrative Personal Strengths
Positive Psychology Therapy Gratitude visitWrite and deliver a letter (in person) of gratitude to someonewho has been ki...
Criticism
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  1. 1. Growth Motivation andPositive PsychologyChapter 15
  2. 2. Holism And PositivePsychology
  3. 3. Self-ActualizationTwo Fundamental DirectionsAn ever-fuller realization of one’s talents, capacities, and potentialities (Maslow, 1987)Inherent developmental striving
  4. 4. Hierarchy of Human Needs
  5. 5. Growth vs. Deficiency NeedsGrowth Needs Deficiency Needs Person feels a need to fulfillpersonal potential Also known as self-actualization needs Provide energy anddirection to become whatone is capable of becoming States of wholeness,aliveness, uniqueness,truth, playfulness, andmeaning Physiological disturbances Needs for safety,belongingness, and esteem Like vitamins: withoutthem, growth anddevelopment are inhibited Deprivation= humansickness (a failure to movetoward growth andactualization)
  6. 6. Encouraging GrowthTable 15.1Six Behaviors That Encourage Self-Actualization1. Make Growth Choices2. Be Honest3. Situationally Position Yourself for Peak Experiences4. Give Up Defensiveness5. Let the Self Emerge6. Be Open to ExperienceIntimate and fulfilling relationships that support both autonomy andopenness
  7. 7. Actualizing Tendency“The organism has one basic tendency and striving – to actualize, maintain,and enhance the experiencing self.” (Rogers, 1951)
  8. 8. Process of Actualization
  9. 9. Causality Orientations
  10. 10. GROWTH-SEEKING VS. VALIDATION-SEEKINGValidation-SeekingStrivings for proving self-worth,competence, and likeabilityGrowth-SeekingStrivings for learning, improving,and reaching personal potentialVulnerability tomental healthdifficulties
  11. 11. How Relationships SupportThe Actulalizing Tendency
  12. 12. How Relationships SupportThe Actulalizing Tendency
  13. 13. The Problem Of Evil
  14. 14. Positive Psychology & Growth
  15. 15. Outcomes1. Fostering personalgrowth and well-being2. Preventing humansickness from evertaking root withinthe personalityBuilding OfThe Personal StrengthsPositive Psychology & Growth
  16. 16. Three Illustrative Personal Strengths
  17. 17. Positive Psychology Therapy Gratitude visitWrite and deliver a letter (in person) of gratitude to someonewho has been kind to you Three good things in lifeEach day, write down three things that went well and identifythe cause of each You at your bestWrite about a time when you functioned at your best. Reflect onthe personal resources that made that possible Identify signature strengthsIdentify up to five personal signature strengths and find a way touse each in a new way
  18. 18. Criticism
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