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Man and motivation: a contrastive analysis between western and Islamic psychologies

Abdul Razak, Mohd Abbas and Mustapha, Maziah and Ali, Md. Yousuf (2018) Man and motivation: a contrastive analysis between western and Islamic psychologies. Project Report. IIUM Press, Kuala Lumpur. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

In the field of psychology, the topics on human nature and motivation have been quite extensively discussed. These two topics are interrelated and inseparable. Any endeavor to understand man and his potentials makes it necessary for one to venture into the study of human nature. Major topics in psychology like motivation, personality, creativity, psychotherapy, mental health, etc. could be well understood with a proper understanding on human nature. In the light of this reality, what makes this research an appealing and interesting one is the fact that the researchers had comparatively analyzed the ideas on human nature and motivation showcased to the world by Western and Islamic psychologies. The fact that there exist a great number of schools of thought in Western psychology, the researchers had narrowed their scope of investigation to three only. As such, they discussed the ideas on human nature and motivation as conceptualized in Psychoanalysis, Radical Behaviorism and Humanistic psychology. Upon analyzing Western theories, the researchers performed a compare and contrast analysis with ideas provided by Islamic psychology on human nature and motivation. This academic exercise was done in the hope of identifying as to whether there exist any similarity and difference between the two psychologies. Since the nature of this study was a qualitative one, the researchers conducted a library research to collect the relevant data. In analyzing the data related to the study, the researchers used the content and textual analysis methods.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Additional Information: 6588/64913
Uncontrolled Keywords: Man, Motivation, Comparative Analysis, Western Psychology, Islamic Psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF173 Psychoanalysis
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF501 Motivation
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of General Studies
Depositing User: Dr. Mohd Abbas Abdul Razak
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2018 15:53
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2018 15:53
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/64913

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