GROWTH PRINCIPLE By N., Pam M.S. - May 11, 2013 Concept that in an atmosphere free of coercion and distortion a person's creative and integrative forces will lead to fuller adaptation, insight, self-esteem and realization of potential. Proposed by Carl Rogers. GROWTH PRINCIPLE: "Growth principle looks at a person's creativity." Related Psychology Terms FULLY FUNCTIONING PERSON CONDITIONS OF WORTH FULFILLMENT MODEL BODY-SIZE OVERESTIMATION CAPACITY UNCRITICALNESS FORMATIVE TENDENCY EVOLUTIONARY AESTHETICS NONDIRECTIVE TEACHING MODEL CONGRUENCE Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "GROWTH PRINCIPLE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/growth-principle/ (accessed December 12, 2019).