About This Chapter
Who's it for?
Anyone who needs help learning or mastering abnormal psychology material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn about abnormal psychology. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who have fallen behind in understanding the advantages and disadvantages of the humanistic-existential model of abnormal behavior
- Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning psychology (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
- Students who need an efficient way to learn about the humanistic-existential model of abnormal behavior
- Students who struggle to understand their teachers
- Students who attend schools without extra psychology learning resources
How it works:
- Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
- Press play and watch the video lesson.
- Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
- Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
- Verify you're ready by completing the Humanistic-Existential Model of Abnormal Behavior chapter exam.
Why it works:
- Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
- Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
- Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Humanistic-Existential Model of Abnormal Behavior chapter exam to be prepared.
- Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any humanistic-existential model question. They're here to help!
- Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.
Students will review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts in a humanistic-existential model unit of a standard abnormal psychology course. Topics covered include:
- Abraham Maslow's contribution to the humanistic movement
- Carl Rogers' humanistic theory and client-centered approach to therapy
- Gestalt theory's influences on counseling
- The use of prayer and meditation to treat mental illness
- Existential theories and approaches to therapy
1. The Humanistic-Existential Model and Abnormal Functioning
What is the humanistic-existential model, and how is different from prior models? Psychology greats such as Maslow, Rogers and May lead the way toward a new model of behavior that has changed the way psychologists view a client.
2. Abraham Maslow's Contribution to the Humanistic Movement in Psychology
In the middle of the 20th century, Abraham Maslow changed psychology when he founded humanistic psychology. In this lesson, we'll look at his major contributions to psychology: his hierarchy of needs and his role in the humanistic movement.
3. Carl Rogers' Humanistic Theory and Psychotherapy
Carl Rogers is often credited with being one of the most influential psychologists of the 20th century with contributions that include client-centered therapy, self-actualization, and the theory of self.
4. Carl Rogers' Theories: Overview
Carl Rogers was a leading figure in the development of humanism and one of the most influential psychologists of the 20th century. Read on to learn more about his contributions to therapy, education and peace activism.
5. Gestalt Psychology: Definition & Principles
In this lesson, you'll explore the basic concepts and principles of Gestalt psychology. The word 'Gestalt' is a German word that means 'seeing the whole picture all at once.'
6. Gestalt Theory and Approaches to Counseling
What is gestalt theory, and how can it influence therapy? In this lesson, we'll look at gestalt theory, the types of resistance to contact that can cause psychological issues, and how gestalt theorists treat patients.
7. Spirituality & Mental Health: Using Prayer and Meditation to Treat Mental Illness
There is a long and complicated history between religion and mental illness, but recent developments in psychology are showing advantages to religious treatments for mental issues. This lesson examines faith-based therapy.
8. Existential vs. Humanistic Theories: Comparing Two Major Theories in Psychotherapy
The humanistic and existential theories of psychology are often confused. In this lesson, we'll look at the similarities of and differences between the two theories and their related therapies.
9. Assessing the Humanistic-Existential Model: Strengths and Limitations
Much of psychology focuses on the negative parts of human experience, but the humanistic-existential model of psychology looks at the positive potential of humans. In this lesson, we'll look at the strengths and weaknesses of the model.
Earning College Credit
Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.
To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page
Transferring credit to the school of your choice
Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.
Other chapters within the Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review course
- Introduction to Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review
- Research Methods in Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review
- Clinical Research of Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review
- The Biological Model of Abnormality: Help and Review
- The Psychodynamic Model of Abnormal Behavior: Help and Review
- The Behavioral/Learning Model of Abnormal Behavior: Help and Review
- The Cognitive Model of Abnormal Behavior: Help and Review
- The Sociocultural Model of Abnormal Behavior: Help and Review
- The Diathesis-Stress Model: Help and Review
- Clinical Assessment: Help and Review
- Introduction to Anxiety Disorders: Help and Review
- Mood Disorders of Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review
- Stress Disorders: Help and Review
- Somatoform Disorders in Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review
- Dissociative Disorders in Psychology: Help and Review
- Eating Disorders in Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review
- Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders: Help and Review
- Substance Use Disorders: Help and Review
- Psychotic Disorders: Help and Review
- Cognitive Disorders in Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review
- Life-Span Development Disorders: Help and Review
- Personality Disorders in Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review
- Factitious Disorders: Help and Review
- Treatment in Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review
- Legal and Ethical Issues in Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review
- Cognitive, Social & Emotional Development