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Carl Rogers and The Concept of Self

Carl Rogers, a well known humanist, emphasizes the self. Theorists in psychology report that there is the self that you would like to be, the self that you think you are, and the self that you actually are. More specifically, the self is believed to have the following three entities: the ideal self, your self-image, and the true self. Do you believe that there can be incongruence between any of these three entities? Research the concept of self and base your discussion on evidence and critical thinking. Follow APA format.

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Interesting topic! Have you started your research yet? I can get you started on this interesting assignment by discussing the main tenets of Rogerian theory and how a person moves from incongruence to congruence of the ideal self and the true self. This is the healthy personality, according to Carl Rogers. Adler and Maslow also focus somewhat on the self, but these three concepts seem to relate more to Rogerian theory.

If this is a paper, like all academic papers, it will include:

I. Introduction (e..g, introduce topic, include a purpose or thesis statement: The purpose of this paper is to...);

II. Theories of the Self

A. Incongruence of the ideal self, self-image and true self (define them first, if you haven't already did this in the introduction.
B. Moving towards congruence.

III. Conclusion (e..g, restate purpose or thesis statement in different wording; sum up main points)

Now, let's take a closer look at some potential information to consider for this tentative outline. I also attached four supporting articles (Roger, Maslow and Adler) to consider for your discussion and an APA resource to use for your final copy.

SCENARIO: Carl Rogers, a well-known humanist, emphasizes the self. Theorists in psychology report that there is the self that you would like to be, the self that you think you are, and the self that you actually are. More specifically, the self is believed to have the following three entities: the ideal self, your self-image, and the true self. Do you believe that there can be incongruence between any of these three entities? Research the concept of self and base your discussion on evidence and critical thinking. Follow APA format.

You can consider using part of the ABOVE scenario in the Introduction, such as:

Carl Rogers, a well-known humanist, emphasizes the self. Theorists in psychology report that there is the self that you would like to be, the self that you think you are, and the self that you actually are. More specifically, the self is believed ...

Solution Summary

Through research and example, this solution explores the concept of self from a humanistic approach, including whether or not there can be incongruence between any of these three entities: the ideal self, self-image, and the true self. Supplemented with extensive research resources on different humanistic views on the concept of self (Rogers, Maslow and Adler).

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