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post Nov 26, 2004, 04:09 PM
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"When the only tool you own is a hammer, every problem begins to resemble a nail." - Abraham H. Maslow (1908-1970) American Psychologist, Philosopher


"Where love rules, there is no will to power; where power predominates, there love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other." - Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) Swiss Psychologist, Psychiatrist
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Maslow, the spiritual father of Humanism, the 3rd force in American psychology. He criticized both Psychoanalysis radical Behaviourism for their limited conceptions of human nature.

"The study of crippled, stunted, immature, and unhealthy specimens can only lead to crippled psychology." (1970)

The study of human nature as a machine, typical of radical behaviorism, cannot comprehend the whole person. Maslow offered his view as a compliment rather than an alternative to these other two forces. He did not reject the contributions that psychoanalysis and behaviorism have made, but he believed that the picture of human nature needs to be rounded out. Maslow sought to emphasize the positive rather than the negative side of human nature. the brighter side of humanity is emphasized in his concept of the self-actualized person.

Maslow's theory clearly points away from pure science toward the broader outlines of philosophy. He reminded us that human beings create science, establish its goals, and use its technology for their own purposes.

Maslow's portrayal of the self-actualized person is optimistic, generating much confidence in human potential. His research originated in an era of growth and prosperity accompanied by a seemingly limitless view of human potential.

Critics suggest that Maslow's view of the self- actualized individual is based on American values of individual achievement. Because of cultural training, many people in Western societies tend to believe that personality is best rooted on a high sense of positive self-esteem. Thus parents in middle-class America are encouraged to take steps to develop positive self-esteem in their children, especially their sons and psychological disorders such as anxiety and depression are often seen as a failure to develop such autonomy, achievement, and feeling of self-worth. However, people in many non-Western cultures cultivate very dissimilar personalities. In Japan and China, an autonomous self is not stressed and children are taught to cooperate and not to demonstrate their superiority so as to avoid diminishing other people. As a result, people perceive themselves to be part of a whole and define themselves in terms of the group.
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Cross-cultural comparisons among Maslow, Carl Rogers, Lao Tzu, and Zen Buddhism point more toward a universality of human experience in that they all share the assumption that people have an actualizing tendency that fosters positive growth.

"How good a human being does society permit." (1970)

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Abraham Maslow - Humanistic Psychology

-A person captures attention while a presentation will not.
-The person will always be more interesting than his theory.
-Getting people to say how things are for them is what psychology is claimed to be about.
-People engae your attention spontaneously while abstract theory engages you only if you're already engaged.
-Explore the language of the time and the subject to go beyond words and into ideas, which in turn, may cause you to be more of a person yourself, thinking your own thoughts, making your own theories and testing them.
-Peak experiences - an intensified experience in which there is a loss of self or transcendence of self.
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"Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves."

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