Humanistic And Existential Theory

 This week you examined personality theories from the humanistic and existential theoretical orientation. Supported by the information you gathered in your Personality Theory Matrix, analyze the case of Mrs. C based on one theory from the humanistic or existential orientation. The case study analysis considers Mrs. C’s symptoms (including cultural considerations) and offers relevant assessments and interventions for her case. Additionally, it must be supported by scholarly materials from the research of reputable sources.

  • Review the Learning Resource, “The Case of Mrs. C.”
  • Review the Personality Theory Matrix information about the humanistic and existential theoretical orientation and its corresponding theories.


Assignment (1 page)

Based on the information you gain from the personality case study, “The Case of Mrs. C,” complete the following case study analysis:

  • Analyze Mrs. C’s symptoms, including cultural considerations, from the perspective of a key idea from a theorist that you identified from the humanistic or existential theoretical orientation.
  • Offer suggestions for assessments and interventions to use with Mrs. C from the perspective of a key idea from a theorist that you identified from the humanistic or existential theoretical orientation.

Integrate Resources and scholarly materials from your own research in your analyses and provide citations and references in APA format. References should be combined in one list at the end of the document.

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Different scientists in different fields in psychology came up with various theories to understand the human personality

Different scientists in different fields in psychology came up with various theories to understand the human personality. Sigmund Freud and Gordon Allport were examples of those who came with such theories, namely, the psychoanalytic and trait theories (Thompson, 2018). While these theories explain different thoughts on the human personality, the two share a similarity as much as they differ from each other, which leads me to lean towards the trait theory as opposed to Freud’s psychoanalytic theory.

The most significant difference between Freud’s and Allport’s theories is their mode of study. Freud focused the psychoanalytic theory on how one’s early childhood experiences influence one’s adult mental health and developed personality; Freud focused his study on the unconscious mind by explaining how conflict led to adult personality (Cervone & Pervin, 2019a). On the other hand, Allport focused the trait theory on how a conscious person interacted with others and developed traits through life that led to his personality developing fully at adulthood (Cervone & Pervin, 2019b). Allport’s approach led to the continuity of how people develop their personalities through their lives.

A similarity between the two theories is that the two theories focus on how behavior influences personality development in agreement with the existence of the unconscious mind. Both theorists agree that there is the existence of the conscious and unconscious parts of the mind. Sigmund and Allport both explain that actions from the unconscious mind influence how one’s personality.

While the two differ in the mode of study, I believe that the trait theory argues towards personality over the psychoanalytic theory. The trait theory is more practical and measurable in seeing how one develops a personality. As a person picks up each trait through life, one observes how each trait adds to one’s personality over the psychoanalytic theory that banks on early childhood experiences. A person will not understand another’s personality through this theory if they have not spent their childhoods together to see these experiences develop and form their personality.


Cervone, D., & Pervin, L. A. (2019). • Chapter 3, “A Psychodynamic Theory: Freud’s Psychoanalytic Theory of Personality.” In Personality: Theory and Research (pp. 53–84).  (14th ed) Wiley.

Cervone, D., & Pervin, L. A. (2019). • Chapter 7, “Trait Theories of Personality:  In Personality: Theory and Research (pp. 180 – 204). (14th ed) Wiley.

Cervone, D., & Pervin, L. A. (2019). • Chapter 8, “Trait Theory: The Five-Factor Model and Contemporary Developments” (pp. 205–240). (14th ed) Wiley.

Gabbard, G. O. (2001). Psychoanalytically informed approaches to the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Psychoanalytic Inquiry: A Topical Journal for Mental Health Professionals, 21(2), 208–221.

Thompson, S. (2018). Personality Theories. Personality Theories — Research Starters Education, 1–5.

theoretical orientation represent styles of mind for understanding reality.

According to (Fatehi, Gordon & Florida, N.D.) theoretical orientation represent styles of mind for understanding reality. This theoretical orientation can be organized as a continuum from theoretical constructs that are independent and concrete as with the Behavioral/ CBT theories, to theoretical constructs that are interdependent and abstract as with the Psychodynamic theories (Fatehi, Gordon & Florida, N.D.). Family systems and Humanistic/Existential are theoretical midpoints (Fatehi, Gordon & Florida, N.D.). Trait theory tends to focus on the premise that we are born with traits or characteristics that make us unique and explain our behaviors (Cervone& Pervin, 2019). For example, introversion, extroversion, shyness, agreeableness, kindness, etc. all these innate characteristics that we are born help to explain why we behave in a certain manner according to the situations we face, (Cervone& Pervin, 2019). Psychoanalytic perspective on the other hand focuses on childhood experiences and the unconscious mind which plays a role in our personality development, (Cervone& Pervin, 2019).

According to Freud, (Cervone& Pervin, 2019) our unconscious mind includes all our hidden desires and conflicts which form the root cause of our mental health issues or maladaptive behaviors. The main difference between these two perspectives is that trait theory helps to explain why we behave in a certain manner, whereas psychoanalytic theory only describes the personality and predicting behavior and not really explaining why we behave the way we do. There is no such evident similarity between the two perspectives, but kind of rely on underlying mechanisms to explain personality. Also, there is some degree of subjectivity present in both the perspectives. Trait theories involve subjectivity regarding interpretations of which can be considered as important traits that explain our behaviors, and psychoanalytic theory is subjective and vague in the concepts been used like the unconscious mind. My opinions accord with the visible contrasts between the two, one focused on internal features describing our behaviors in clearer words, whilst other concentrating on unconscious mind in anticipating behavior which is ambiguous and harder to grasp.


Cervone, D., & Pervin, L. A. (2019). Personality: Theory and research (14th ed.). Wiley.

Fatehi, M., Gordon, R. M., & Florida, O. A Meta-Theoretical Integration of Psychotherapy Orientations.

Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence

Take the quiz and share your results with the group. What were your reactions to the test and to your results? Was there anything that surprised you about the test and/or your results? Do you think this is a good test of emotional intelligence?

Here is the link for the quiz: (Links to an external site.)

Paper On Creativity, Intelligence, Memory And Learning


Creativity, intelligence, memory, and learning are interrelated. In this assignment, you will explore the interrelations of these ideas and predict how they can best be harnessed to enhance student outcomes.


1) Use the following information to ensure successful completion of the assignment:

a) This assignment uses a grading rubric.

b) Include two scholarly resources, other than those in the assigned readings, with appropriate references and in-text citations.

c) Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.


2) Write a paper of 1,250-1,500 words in which you do the following:

a) Analyze the interrelation of creativity, intelligence, memory, and learning.

b) Describe how this interrelation can be exploited to enhance student learning outcomes.

Explain The Significance Of Confidentiality In Ethical Psychological Practice

Confidentiality is one of the ethical imperatives that is held in the highest regard by psychologists and clients. Safeguarding information disclosed to psychologists during the course of a professional relationship is something both clients and psychologists alike expect. It is a fundamental building block of the trust needed between psychologist and client. This expectation crosses many types of psychological interventions, including (but not limited to) interpersonal therapy; assessment of children, individuals, and couples; and research with human subjects. Confidentiality is expected in both public and private professional settings and interactions.

Despite such protections of confidential client information, there has been a persistent weakening of these same rights, especially subsequent to the September 11, 2001 destruction of the World Trade Center towers in New York City. The passion for privacy needed to be balanced by the right to protect one’s homeland and life (Safire, 2004, p. A27). Safire observed that patients could no longer expect that their mental health histories would remain confidential. This, however, was true prior to September 11, 2001. Clients have long been forced to waive their right to privacy when utilizing insurance to pay for their mental health treatment, which routinely requires transmission to the insurer of client diagnosis, prognosis, and aspects of history. There also are other exceptions that have existed before 2001 and include the following: the legal mandate to report both child and elder abuse/neglect; the legal requirement to warn specified others of a client’s intent to harm; the legal requirement to cooperate in providing records for which a psychologist has received a court order; the requirement to provide information to an employer who has hired a psychologist to assess a client for “fitness for duty” or some other reason (and similarly providing information to the courts from court mandated assessments).

For your first research paper, you explore the significance of confidentiality in ethics as it applies specifically to the following case. Zora, the client in question in the case, is a member of the Thompson family presented in the Week 1 media.

Zora is a 14-year-old, multi-ethnic (African American, Columbian, and Mexican) female who appears older than her stated age. She is abusing marijuana, Percocet, and Oxycontin. In defiance of her parents, she is dating Caucasian college-age boys (which her parents do not know about) and has become pregnant. She seeks counseling at a clinic for teenagers to think through how she wants to proceed. She is unsure if she wants to get an abortion, have the baby and give it up for adoption, or have the baby and join the “pregnant and parenting” services at her school. She hopes to gain clarity about what she wants before she possibly involves her family. The psychologist whom she sees at the clinic is a middle aged, Caucasian woman who is Catholic and who feels conflicted about counseling a 14-year-old who is considering an abortion. The psychologist seeks peer supervision to help her decide how she should ethically proceed. In the peer supervision group is an African American psychologist who happens to know Zora and her family, and figures out from the psychologist’s description that the client is Zora. She is shocked that Zora is pregnant and is very concerned. She wants to talk with Zora, but Zora is not her client and this information was relayed in peer supervision, which is a confidential setting. This psychologist is a close friend of Zora’s mother. She feels extremely conflicted as to what she should ethically do.

To prepare for this Assignment, consider the significance of confidentiality to the above case as you explore the conflicting ethical considerations at play. Consider how your own feelings, beliefs, attitudes, and cultural perspectives might influence how you conceptualize this case and include a brief self reflection on this in your paper.

4 pages and reference, APA format

Perfecto – The Significance Of Context

Consider the accumulated sources of error and the different factors affecting our reasoning styles. For this assignment, focus on a typical setting in your own profession.

How does context affect your ability to conduct critical thinking and the ability of your colleagues to reason with you?

As you answer the question, briefly describe a setting in which a discussion might occur in your profession, either an imagined situation or one you have experienced. Consider the factors in that setting that might serve as sources of error or might influence you or your colleagues as you reason and describe at least four of those factors.

Prepare a 3- to 4-paragraph original

Liscensed Professional Counselor And Theories

Due tomorrow by 8:00 pm no excuses.. Folllow instructions and read everything to the tee please ty..




Submit a 3- to 4-page paper (not including reference or title pg) that highlights two key theories that are used in Licensed Professional Counseling.  If these theories have changed over time, discuss how they have changed. In addition, select a once-popular theory that is no longer accepted and explain what led to the change.


Next, briefly describe the main research areas used in the licensed professional counselor role. For example, developmental psychologists mainly study cognitive and emotional development. Then, explain the main research methods used in the licensed professional counseling role and how they are used to guide the research. For example, developmental psychologists primarily use the experimental method and naturalistic observation. You would then describe, in some detail, what experimental and naturalistic methods are and how they are implemented in research.  


Finally, identify a research article that employs a commonly used research method in licensed professional counseling area. Discuss what was under investigation in the study and how that particular research method was used to investigate it.


Reference: Counseling theories


Gender Appropriate and Inappropriate Behaviors

Gender Appropriate and Inappropriate Behaviors

Recent headlines have sparked heated debate about whether boys should be allowed to dress as girls. For example, a 5-year-old boy in Seattle who enjoys things traditionally for girls, such as jewelry, the color pink, and dresses was supported and encouraged by his mother, who wrote a book about him called “My Princess Boy”. A J. Crew ad featured a mother painting her young boy’s toenails hot pink (CBS News, 2011 April 13). Reactions ranged from outrage and disbelief to support of the mothers.

On the flipside, girls who shun traditionally “girly things” such as dresses and flowers in favor of more traditional “boy things” such as watching or playing sports, rough-and-tumble play, and choosing boys as friends are often called tomboys.

For either sex, choosing to engage in activities traditionally reserved for a specific sex can result in teasing and accusations of homosexuality.

  • Using research gathered from your textbook, online course content, and at least 1 research article, analyze the above scenarios.
    • Are the behaviors discussed above (i.e., preferring things traditionally acceptable for a specific sex) indicative of homosexuality? Why or why not?
    • Describe the psychological consequences (positive and negative) that might result from engaging in behaviors reserved for a specific sex?
    • Develop an argument for or against concern that these children might be exhibiting a paraphilia.
    • Which paraphilia(s) might apply and what criteria would you use based on the research?
    • What, if any, intervention would you recommend to a parent whose little girl or boy expresses the desire to engage in behaviors typical of the opposite sex? If you do not believe intervention is necessary, explain why.

By Monday, March 14, 2016, write an essay that is 3-5 pages in length. Also include a cover page and reference list. Remember to support your arguments with information drawn from the online content, the textbook, and other credible, scholarly sources to substantiate the points you are making.  Apply APA standards to for writing and citations to your work.

The paper should be double-spaced 12-point typescript, Times Roman font, with1-inch margins all around, and free from grammatical errors.

CBS News. (2011, April 13). Boy in pink nail polish sparks online outrage. Author. Retrieved from

Assignment 1 Grading Criteria
Maximum Points
Are behaviors discussed such as preferring things traditionally acceptable for a specific sex indicative of homosexuality? Why or why not?
Describe the psychological consequences (positive and negative) that might result from engaging in behaviors reserved for a specific sex.
Develop an argument for or against the concern that these children might be exhibiting a paraphilia.
Which paraphilia(s) might apply and what criteria would you use based on the research?
What intervention would you recommend to a parent whose little girl or boy expresses the desire to engage in behaviors typical of the opposite sex? If you do not believe intervention is necessary, explain why.
Organization (16 points): Introduction, Thesis, Transitions, and Conclusion

Usage and Mechanics (8 points): Grammar, Spelling, and Sentence structure

APA Elements (16 points): Attribution, Paraphrasing, and Quotations

Style (24 points): Audience, and Word Choice




Recovery/Support Group Meeting

Attend an open Recovery or Support Group meeting in your local community. It can be for any addiction and does not have to be a 12-step meeting.


It must be a support group to help with the recovery from any addictive disorder.


Ensure that the meeting is considered “open” prior to attending it.


Write a two-part paper of 750-1,000 words summarizing the meeting and discussing important concepts presented in the meeting. Include the following in your paper:


Part One: Summarize the Meeting


1.Include the address, date, start time, and end time of meeting.


2.Describe the format of the meeting that you attended.


3.Describe the contents of the meeting.


4.List key speakers.


Part Two: Discuss Concepts and methods


1.Identify the major concepts/methods utilized in the group.  (are their books utilized, prayers utilized, principles or guidelines or any rituals utilized)


2.Explain the purpose of each concept/method.


3.Describe each of the following: a) Closed meeting; b) Open meeting; c) Steps; d) Sponsor; and e) Home-group.


Include at least three scholarly resources in addition to the textbook in your paper.


Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.


This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.


You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.