Motivation and emotion/Lectures/Growth psychology

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Lecture 11: Growth motivation and positive psychology
This is the eleventh lecture for the motivation and emotion unit of study.

Overview[edit | edit source]

This lecture:

  • considers the psychological motivation for personal growth and self-actualisation

Take-home message:

  • Encouraging growth is more productive than trying to cure weakness

Outline[edit | edit source]

  • Evolution of paradigms in psychology
  • Humanistic psychology
  • Self-actualisation
  • Actualising tendency
  • Humanistic motivation
  • Positive psychology
  • Happiness
  • Meaning
  • Criticisms

Evolution of paradigms in psychology[edit | edit source]

  • 1st force: Psychoanalytic
  • 2nd force: Behaviourism
  • 3rd force: Humanistic
  • Contemporary forces:
    • Cognitive
    • Social
    • Neuroscience
  • 4th force: Transpersonal
  • Emerging forces:
    • Ecopsychology
    • Indigenous

Multimedia[edit | edit source]

Readings[edit | edit source]

  1. Chapter 15: Growth motivation and positive psychology (Reeve, 2018)

Slides[edit | edit source]

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Recording[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Fredrickson, B. (2001). The role of positive emotions in positive psychology: The broaden-and-build theory of positive emotions. American Psychologist, 56, 218–226.

Helliwell, J. F., Layard, R., Sachs, J. D., Aknin, L. B., De Neve, J.-E., & Wang, S. (Eds.). (2023). World happiness report 2023 (11th ed.).

Maslow, A. H. (1954). Motivation and personality. Harper & Brothers.

Maslow, A. H. (1971/1976). Farther reaches of human nature. Penguin.

Rogers, C. (1951). Client-centered therapy: Its current practice, implications and theory. Constable.

Seligman, M. E. P., & Csikszentmihalyi, M. (2000). Positive psychology: An introduction. American Psychologist, 55, 5–14.

Seligman, M. E. P., Rashid, T., & Parks, A. C. (2006). Positive psychotherapy. American Psychologist, 61(8), 774–788.

Sutich, A. J. (1968). Transpersonal psychology: An emerging force. Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 8(1), 77–79.

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