Humanistic Perspective Essay

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Part One:
Humanistic perspective

The perspective that I chose is the humanistic perspective to explain human behavior. This perspective focuses on self-image and relationships and motivation. These two learned traits, shape a person’s behavior for the good and the bad.

Self-Image:
Self-Image is how someone perceives themself. For example, an innocent girl might describe her behavior as calm and gentle in order to maintain her personal perception of being in control. While observing his own patients, Dr. Carl Rogers described the theory based on self-conception as, “the set of perceptions and beliefs that you have about yourself, including your nature, your personal qualities and your typical behavior.” (Hockenbury & Hockenbury, p. 429) This theory explains how one’s personal beliefs may affect their
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Throughout this video, in the evaluation of all the given evidence, supported the idea of reserving the right to change of their opinion on the theory. However, as we saw in the video when Emily tested the Therapeutic Touch Specialist, they failed the test to be able to tell which of Emily’s hands were over theirs.

Weakness:
One scientific attitude weakness in this experiment is “critical mindedness”. For Emily and her team to think the study is true they have to be willing to accept that it’s not an actual science it is all in the patient’s head. It is the placebo effect. If the patient believes in it, then it could change their attitude to whatever they might be going through. Although Emily did try to consult more specialists, they refused to be a part of the study. This is a huge weakness because it could alter the study. How one could overcome this weakness is to accept that Therapeutic Touch is the same as the placebo

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