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reticular formation

 adiffuse network of nerve fibres which runs through the brainstem and limbic system, with connections both up to the cortex anddown to the spinal cord; that alerts the cerebralcortex to incoming sensory signals and serves to regulate arousal levels,maintain consciousness and awakening from sleep.

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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.