Rogers And Self- Actualization

This is a short essay related to Chapter 5 and 6 on Carl Rogers theory of personality.  Please read these chapters of your text before submitting this short essay.Follow the instructions below to complete this essay assignment.Rogers proposed that the fundamental human motive is self-actualization: a positive, growth-oriented human motive.  That sounds like a very nice idea. And it is easy to think of cases in which people seem to be striving toward self-actualization.  But it naturally raises the question of how, in Rogerian theory, one could explain the personality of people who seem oriented toward evil rather than positively-oriented growth.  In other words, what about Hitler?  Mass murderers? Etc. How could one posit a self-actualization theory in the face of such cases?

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