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ERIC Number: ED262327
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Pages: 32
Abstractor: N/A
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The Role of Anxiety in Self-Actualization. Symposium Presented at the Southwestern Psychological Association (31st, Austin, Texas, April 18-20, 1985).
Zelhart, Paul F.; And Others
This document contains three papers describing theoretical approaches and empirical findings concerning the role of anxiety in self-actualization. "Opposing Views of Anxiety and Self-Actualization" by Paul F. Zelhart describes theories of self-actualization that take opposite views of the role of anxiety in psychological development (Maslow, 1968 versus Dabrowski, 1972). "Assessing Anxiety and Self-Actualization" by Robert P. Markley describes studies showing the Personal Orientation Inventory (POI) to be biased in favor of the Maslowian view of self-actualization and calls into question prior research using the POI to test opposing views of anxiety and self-actualization. The final paper, "Self-Actualization of the Adaptor and Innovator" by J. Morris Beene, Jr., presents recent results using the Kirton Adaptation/Innovation Inventory and a modified version of the POI which show anxiety to be a positive correlate of adaption and innovation. (Author/NRB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Personal Orientation Inventory