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top-down processing

 perceptualprocessing in which previous experiences, existing knowledge, expectations, motivations orthe context in which perceptiontakes place, affect how a perceivedobject is interpreted and classified.

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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.