Self actualized woman
Humanistic Psychology

17 Things Self-Actualized People Don’t Do

The humanistic psychologist Abraham Maslow devoted his research to the study maximizing human potential. His approach to psychology was all about helping people live the best lives they possibly could. And his famous hierarchy of […]

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Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is a theory of human motivation that suggests people are driven to engage in behaviors by a hierarchy of increasingly complex needs. The hierarchy is usually depicted as a pyramid, with […]

Abraham Maslow
Humanistic Psychology

Abraham Maslow

Abraham Maslow was an influential American psychologist who founded the school thought known as humanistic psychology. His famous hierarchy of needs describes how people are motivated by increasingly complex needs. Maslow was inspired to develop […]

Actualizing tendency
Humanistic Psychology

What Is the Actualizing Tendency?

According to humanist psychologist Carl Rogers, human beings have an innate drive to grow as individuals and to achieve their full potential. He referred to this desire as the actualizing tendency. Self-Actualization and the Actualizing […]

Organismic valuing process
Psychology Dictionary

What Is the Organismic Valuing Process?

In Carl Rogers’s theory of personality, the organismic valuing process refers to evaluating subjective experiences in order to determine the possible impact they will have on self-improvement. A Closer Look at the Organismic Valuing Process […]