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Theoretical applications

Q​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‌‌‍​uestion Four: 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? Suggested Topic Heading: Self-Actualizatio​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‌‌‍​n and Evil