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Personality II

1. Behavioral approaches to personality.

a. Radical behaviorism B.F. Skinner; classical and operant conditioning

b. The social-cognitive approach emphasis on the role of the situation; reciprocal determinism; locus of control; learned helplessness

c. Assessing behavior in situations

d. Evaluating the social-cognitive perspective

2. The humanistic perspective.

a. Abraham Maslow the hierarchy of needs and self-actualization

b. Carl Rogers -- the person-centered perspective; genuineness, acceptance (unconditional positive regard), and empathy; the self-concept.

CONCLUSION: Each perspective can teach us something.