Weekly Discussion 2 Humanistic and Existential Models of Personality

Discuss the similarities and differences between humanistic and existential theories. Which model resonates with you the most?

Select a theory/theorist from the reading for this week. Why did you selected this theorist? How learning about these models has shaped your views?

Post should be at least 300 words.

  Resources Required Resources

Lecci, L.B. & Magnavita, J.J. (2013). Personality Theories: A Scientific Approach. San Diego: Bridgepoint Education, Inc. Chapter 6: Cognitive and Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches to Personality (review) Chapter 9: Self-Psychology: Humanistic/Existential Models

Buss, D. M., Larsen, R. J., Westen, D., & Semmelroth, J. (1992). Sex differences in jealousy: Evolution, physiology, and psychology. Psychological Science, 3(4), 251-255. Retrieved from (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Koltko-Rivera, M. E. (2006).  Rediscovering the later version of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs: Self-transcendence and opportunities for theory, research, and unification.  Review of General Psychology 10(4), 302-317. (EBSCOhost PsycArticles AN: 2006-22547-002).

Neiderhiser, J.M. (2001). Understanding the roles of genome and envirome: methods in genetic epidemiology The British Journal of Psychiatry  178: s12-s17

Carl Rogers: YouTube clip (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

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