Phenomenological:- An approach in which the focus is on the individual's direct reports of experience (Eysneck, 2009 p 26).

Idiographic:- Relating to the study of individuals (the free dicitonary).

Congruence:- Consistencty between self-perception and experience (Passer, Smith, Holt, Bremner, Sutherland and Vlike, 2009, p 677).

Need for Positive Regard:- For acceptance, sympathy and love from others (Passer et al., 2009, p 677).

Unconditional Positive Regard:--The person in inherently worthy of love regardless of accomplishment or behaviour (Passer et al., 2009 p 677).


Conditions of Worth:- The circumstances under which we approve or disapporve of ourselves (Passer et al., 2009, p 678).

Fully Functioning Person:- Individuals who were close to achieving self-actualistion (Passer et al., 2009, p 678).

Self-actualisation:- The highest realisation of human potential (Passer et al., 2009, 676).