What Is Personal Development Psychology Today?
- Michael Davis
What is personal development psychology?
|Table of Contents|
|Lack of Confidence|
|Eating and Weight|
|Separation / Divorce|
|Drug and Alcohol|
|Sex / Pornography|
|Spending / Shopping|
|Phobias and Fears|
|Fears and Phobias|
|List Of Phobias|
|Sexual Concerns (M)|
|Sexual Concerns (F)|
|Gay and Lesbian|
|Gender Identity Issues|
|List of Paraphilias|
|Adoption / Infertility|
|For Adopting Persons|
|For Birth Parents|
|Personal development is also known as self-development or personal growth. It involves the growth and enhancement of all aspects of the person, the feelings the person has about himself or herself, and their effectiveness in living. It includes the development of positive life skills and the development of a realistic and healthy self-esteem.|
What is personal development by Maslow?
Maslow’s (1970) theory of self-actualization proposes that every person has an innate need for personal growth, which may be satisfied through a process known as self-actualization. The degree to which individuals are able to develop is directly proportional to the degree to which certain requirements are supplied, and these needs may be arranged in a hierarchy. However, as people go through life and experience new things, the amount of need that drives them to behave in a certain way at any one time will also shift.
The most fundamental needs, including those for food, drink, sexual activity, and sleep, are at the very bottom of the hierarchy. These are the requirements that must be met in order to maintain life. The second set of considerations pertains to the prerequisites for personal and financial safety and stability. Thirdly, one might make headway toward satiating the need for love and belonging by finding ways to connect with others.
- It is impossible to satisfy one level of a demand before moving on to the next greater level;
- The urge to satisfy one’s self-esteem and sense of self-worth is referred to as the fourth level;
- This is the level that is most directly connected to the concept of “self-empowerment.” The requirement to comprehend is the subject of the fifth level;
At this level, we are dealing with more nebulous concepts like curiosity and the search for meaning or purpose as well as a greater level of comprehension. The sixth refers to the aesthetic requirements of harmony, balance, and attractiveness. The requirement for self-actualization occupies the pinnacle position in Maslow’s pyramid of needs.
According to Maslow (1970, page 383), every person has the requirement to have a perception of themselves as being competent and autonomous, and also that every person has unlimited potential for development.
Self-actualization is the aspiration that everyone has “to become everything that they are capable of being,” and it is also known as “self-actualization.” In other terms, it refers to the yearning to realize one’s full potential as a one-of-a-kind human being as well as the concept of self-fulfillment.
According to Maslow, the way to reach a state of self-actualization is to get in tune with one’s feelings, to live life to the fullest and to do it with undivided attention. Maslow published the second edition of Motivation and Personality in 1970 under the imprint Harper & Row in New York.