By Rollo May
"Analyzes existence as we live it, and the research is honest and profound."--New York Times
Loneliness, boredom, vacancy: those are the lawsuits that Rollo may possibly encountered over and over from his sufferers. In reaction, he probes the hidden layers of character to bare the middle of man's integration--a simple and inborn experience of price. Man's seek for Himself is an illuminating view of our concern in an age of overwhelming anxieties and provides assistance on how you can opt for, pass judgement on, and act in the course of such instances.
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Show a considerable degree of intercorrelation. g. paranoia, schizophrenia and hypomania) which can lead to confusion with Axis I diagnosis. They should more properly be regarded as indicative of the presence of speciﬁc personality attributes. Although the MMPI is currently used in Factors affecting personality 37 candidate-selection procedures, its principal value would appear to be in the study of clinically abnormal personalities where interpretation by an experienced psychologist is required.
Jack Block (1961, 1971) used it in his research on childhood development. A deck of cards was produced in which each card contained a word or phrase. An individual was described by sorting this deck into piles corresponding to how closely the card descriptions were deemed to apply to the subject. The Q-sort schedule is designed to apply across different individuals and over time, over different ages. 40 Basic psychology FACTORS AFFECTING MOTIVATION Extrinsic theories and homeostasis Theories based on instincts were replaced by a drive reduction theory in which the motivation of behaviour is to reduce the level of arousal associated with a basic drive (biological drive, such as hunger and thirst) in order to maintain homeostatic control of the internal somatic environment.
Any two adjacent emotions can give rise to a secondary emotion. For example, the secondary emotion of love is derived from the primary emotions of joy and acceptance. Similarly, submission results from acceptance and fear, disappointment from surprise and sadness, contempt from disgust and anger, and so on. 42 Basic psychology Components of emotional response The main components of emotional response are: ∑ ∑ ∑ subjective awareness physiological changes behaviour. g. sweating, increased cardiac rate, increased arousal) to the perception of given emotionally important events.