The basic human motivation to actualize, maintain, and enhance the self.
conditional positive regard
Approval, love, or acceptance granted only when a person expresses desirable behaviors and attitudes.
conditions of worth
To Rogers, a belief that we are worthy of approval only when we express desirable behaviors and attitudes and refrain from expressing those that bring disapproval from others; similar to the Freudian superego.
A group therapy technique in which people learn about their feelings and about how they relate to (or encounter) one another.
fully functioning person
Rogers's term for selfactualization, for developing all facets of the self.
A discrepancy between a person's self-concept and aspects of his or her experience.
organismic valuing process
The process by which we judge experiences in terms of their value for fostering or hindering our actualization and growth.
Rogers's approach to therapy in which the client (not the patient) is assumed to be responsible for changing his or her personality.
Acceptance, love, and approval from others.
The condition under which we grant ourselves acceptance and approval.
A self-report technique for assessing aspects of the self-concept.
unconditional positive regard
Approval granted regardless of a person's behavior. In Rogers's person-centered therapy, the therapist offers the client unconditional positive regard.
Theories of Personality Schultz 10e Chapter 1012 terms