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rapid eye movement (REM) sleep

 refers to the phase ofsleep, characterised by eye movements and dreaming. In adults, REM sleep alternates with other periods ofsleep (non-REM sleep) over a 9O-minute cycle. REM sleep is also accompanied by an increase inheart rate and blood pressure, and faster and more irregular breathing patterns.

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June 14th 2021

Rogers (1902-1987)

 was one ofthe original founders of the humanistic perspective. His theories encompassedthe importance of unconditional and conditional positive regard in development of the 'selfconcept' and 'conditions of worth' set by others. His work has been applied to a rangeof domains, particularly in therapy through his development of'client-centred'(now class="d-title" named 'person-centred'therapy.