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What are the strengths and weaknesses and/or the basic criticisms of Humanistic Theory?

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1. What are the strengths and weaknesses and/or the basic criticisms of Humanistic Theory?

Humanist theories emphasize the importance of free will and individual experience in the development of personality. Humanist theorists include Carl Rogers and Abraham Maslow (see http://psychology.about.com/od/historyofpsychology/a/hist_humanistic.htm).

Like every theory, some people find the humanistic approach to be valid while others see it for the numerous inherent flaws.


This is indeed an interesting theory.

Some of the strengths of this theory include:

1. the focus on both the positive nature of humankind and the free will associated with change. Unlike Freud's theory and the biological approach, which focus on determinism or our lack of power over ourselves, Maslow and others see the individual as very powerful. ...

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