Self-Actualization and Personal Autonomy

  title={Self-Actualization and Personal Autonomy},
  author={John Walter Bordages},
  journal={Psychological Reports},
  pages={1263 - 1266}
Self-actualizing individuals, according to Maslow (1954), are hypothesized to operate autonomously of external expectations due to their undistorted perceptions of their own realistic abilities. Scores on the Personal Orientation Inventory, a measure of self-actualization, were used to divide subjects into high, medium, or low self-actualizing categories. Subjects were given a Logical Reasoning Ability Test over three treatment conditions: high, low, and no expectations with regard to… Expand
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