Study Guide

This is the study guide for the Humanist exam:

Psychology Unit Test – The Humanists; Abraham Maslow and Carl Rogers

Study guide

Standard Addressed:

Social interaction content standard #3

  • Social relations as they pertain to the nature and effects of
    • stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination
    • prosocial behavior
    • aggression and conflict
    • attraction and relationships

The test is in two parts – the first part is multiple choice and the second part is written.

Part 1 – 22 multiple choice questions

You need to know the following concepts:


  • Belongingness needs
  • Esteem needs
  • Physiological needs
  • Safety needs
  • Self-Actualization needs
  • Cognitive needs


  • Self-concept
  • Valuing process
  • Unconditional Positive Regard
  • Conditional Positive Regard
  • Conditions of Worth
  • Incongruence

Part 2 –Case study

You need to be able to do four things:

  1. Maslow case study
  2. Rogers case study
  3. Hierarchy of needs pyramid
  4. Self-Actualization and Fully Functioning people

The test is on Tuesday, January 16th!


These are the theories of Abraham Maslow:


Maslow commercials (These are the Super Bowl commercials):

Theory of needs and commercials


These are the theories of Carl Rogers: