Ch 8: Help & Review for the Humanistic-Existential Model of Abnormal Behavior

About This Chapter

The Humanistic-Existential Model chapter of this Abnormal Psychology Help and Review course is the simplest way to master the humanistic-existential model of abnormal behavior. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of the humanistic-existential model.

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

9 Lessons in Chapter 8: Help & Review for the Humanistic-Existential Model of Abnormal Behavior
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The Humanistic-Existential Model and Abnormal Functioning

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.

Abraham Maslow's Contribution to the Humanistic Movement in Psychology

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.

Carl Rogers' Humanistic Theory and Psychotherapy

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.

Carl Rogers' Theories: Overview

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.

Gestalt Psychology: Definition & Principles

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.'

Gestalt Theory and Approaches to Counseling

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.

Spirituality & Mental Health: Using Prayer and Meditation to Treat Mental Illness

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.

Existential vs. Humanistic Theories: Comparing Two Major Theories in Psychotherapy

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.

Assessing the Humanistic-Existential Model: Strengths and Limitations

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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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