Self-Actualization Student’s Name University Affiliation Part 1: Factors Contributing to Self-Actualization Self-actualization as per psychology is the desire to achieve one's personal goals and fulfill the potential that they may have on the other hand self-realization deals with to what extent you know yourself this deals with acknowledging the truth of one’s existence. According to Maslow the term self-actualization entails the growth and development of an individual towards the fulfillment of the needs that may be perceived to be the highest in one’s life. In the process of actualization there is the perception of having a linear growth and a pyramidal order in accession. A dialectical ascendance of persons towards the top of the triangle best describes the self-actualization process. Depending on personal factors one can be able to self-actualize either before the rest or at his pace. As per Green (2013) in his work titled “Want to Become Reitan 2016). The second instance assume a curious person or one well versed with the nature of art and thus very creative when they make a discovery or come up with something new the school society appreciates them continued appreciation of their efforts may eventually translate to self-actualization. References Ann Reitan P. (2016). Maslow’s Theory of Self-Actualization More or Less Actualized | Brain Blogger. Brainblogger.com. Retrieved 20 April 2016 from brainblogger.com Cherry K. (2016). Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs: What Motivates Behavior?. About.com Health. Retrieved 20 April 2016 from psychology.about.com Green K. (2013). Want To Become The Best Version Of Yourself? 4 Steps. The Huffington Post. Retrieved 20 April 2016 from huffingtonpost.com B. (2010). Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs and Self-Actualization. J.whyville.net. Retrieved 20 April 2016 from http: S. (2007). Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs. Simply Psychology. Retrieved 20 April 2016 from www.simplypsychology.org Pausanos M. (2013). Spiritulity and Self-Actualization. Aubgsps 2(1). http://dx.doi.org/10.15631/aubgsps.v2i1.18 [...]
Your task is to create a society or culture that fosters all of the support foundations of Maslow's pyramid to permit individuals to strive for the pinnacle. You will develop the essay in three parts. Part 1: Factors Contributing to Self-Actualization Conduct library research to find two research studies that discuss a factor that supports or hinders self-actualization. The studies could range widely from workplace empowerment to parenting styles. You may select a positive factor or a negative factor. That is, you can discuss a key factor or factors that support the pursuit or you can discuss a key factor or factors that researchers recognize as current obstacles to this pursuit. For example, a hindering factor might be the scarcity of food in some cultures. For each paper and each of the two required factors: • Provide a clear definition and description of the factor. Briefly discuss why you chose the factor and how you think it supports or hinders the pursuit of self-actualization. (approx. 125 words) • For each factor you plan to discuss, find two primary research papers or review articles that discuss the factor and summarize the main findings of each article. (approx. 250 words for each article) • Provide complete citations for the four or more research articles in APA format, including retrieval information. Part 2: Principles of Motivation and Self-Actualization Select two principles, theories, or laws about the economics of motivation addressed in Module 8 readings based on how they relate to what it takes to reach Maslow's pinnacle. Ideally, you should apply the principles, theories, or laws that also relate to the two factors that you selected in Part 1 of this essay. A connection between the factors selected in Part 1 and the principles, theories, or laws selected in Part 2 is not necessary. However, your writing task might be made more streamlined if they are related. For each of the two principles, theories, or laws: • Present the name of the theory and clearly define it in your own words. (approx. 125 words) • Discuss how the theory relates to motivation and how it relates to the pursuit of self-actualization. (approx. 250 words) • Provide complete citations for all resources in APA format, including retrieval information. Part 3: Creating an Empowering Society Write about the foundations of an empowering society or culture. Bring your findings from Parts 1 and 2 together to help create your new society and culture. Discuss how the two factors and the underlying principles, theories, or laws serve as the foundations for creating this new society where each person is empowered to strive toward self-actualization. In this project, you discuss factors and principles, theories, or laws that describe what is needed to empower individuals within a society. You also provide a glimpse of this society by detailing many of the aspects of this society that need to be in place to foster empowerment. Keep in mind that this is a utopian society; it does not necessarily exist in the modern world at this time. You are creating a society with certain factors in place to empower its population. For this imaginary, utopian society, address the following: • Introduce your society by giving it a meaningful name and explaining your rationale for its name. Discuss the philosophical basis of your society, specifically including how the factors and theories played a role in developing your society. (125–250 words) • Discuss how your society fosters the following: (approx. 250 words) º Pursuit of goals and self-actualization º Curiosity º Creativity º Sense of achievement º Self-regulation • Describe a typical home or work environment in your society in terms of the following: (approx. 250 words) º How the environment embodies the factors and theories you addressed º Interpersonal relationships º Temperaments º Co-operativity º Interaction with non-human resources such as food or drugs • Describe the political and economic climate in this society. (approx. 250 words) º How it supports empowerment of individuals? º How it embodies the factors and theories you addressed? Provide complete citations for all resources in APA format, including retrieval information.