The humanistic/person-centered theoretical model

Authored by: Barbara Walker

Routledge Handbook of Applied Sport Psychology

Print publication date:  October  2010
Online publication date:  October  2010

Print ISBN: 9780415484633
eBook ISBN: 9780203851043
Adobe ISBN: 9781136966675


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A humanistic model is one that emphasizes the personal worth and dignity of all people. Happiness and a person’s quest for happiness are important themes. A pivotal notion among humanistic psychologists is that human beings continue to develop throughout their entire lives (Jacobsen, 2007).

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