1. Explain Rogers’ person-centered approach and his concept of unconditional positive regard. How is this approach different from other humanistic approaches? Compare Roger’s approach to a different approach you have studied earlier in the course.

2. Explain each level of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. Describe the importance of each need. Explain a situation in which an individual might work towards a higher need even if the lower ones are not met yet. How might you use this information when you develop goals with clients?


3. Explain how the textbook describes: stress, adjustment, and health differences. How might each factor impact one’s personality development? Explain why these individual factors are important to know about your client.


Read Chapters 9 and 12 in your text.

In Chapter 9: “Humanistic, Existential, and Positive Aspects of Personality” you will learn about the theorists Carl Rogers, Abraham Maslow, and Erich Fromm and how they view the development of personality.

Chapter 12: “Stress, Adjustment, and Health Differences” will focus on how maladaptive behaviors/thoughts, illnesses, and methods of healing are related to personality development.


AsheKtael. (2008, Jul 22). Carl Rogers. [Video file]. Retrieved from

CounsellingResources. (2011, Jul 17). An Introduction to Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs. [Video file]. Retrieved from


Evolutionary Drive, Arousal, Cognitive, and Humanistic Theories of Motivation

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

400 words min. NO PLAGIARISM. References and citations required.

Textbook reference: Howard S. Friedman and Miriam W. Schustack. (2012). Personality: Classic Theories and Modern Research. (5th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson Higher Education.

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