The four theories explain how people experience the world, think, and react to different situations. In the learning perspective theory, different conditions lead to different reactions and feelings. On the other hand, self-actualization helps a person to be self-sufficient and conditions someone to realize their worth. The cognitive perspective theory deals with how people percept images and their feelings. Finally, the self-regulation perspective helps people understand other people’s behaviors and what to do in case of given situations. All the theories serve essential roles in human personalities, and they are similar and unique in their ways.
Self-actualization, self-determination, and self-regulation theories point to personal attitude, and all of them show how personal beliefs are important to oneself (Carver & Scheier, 2017). Self-regulation involves intentions that can be positive or implemented similarly; self-determination involves acting as per one’s instincts. On the other hand, both involve self-directed attention and free will, respectively; the whole idea of directing attention to oneself is that it helps a person understand themselves better (Carver & Scheier, 2017). Contrary, free will is the need to do something willingly without having to consider self-directed attention. The learning perspective and cognitive perspective theories involve how a human brain perceives some things through stimuli. They, however, differ since the learning theory involves conditioning as opposed to the cognitive theory, which involves schemas.
The four theories largely explain how a human brain or personality is affected by their surroundings and how they deal with that individual. Every theory gives a perspective of how a human being would deal with a certain situation. The learning theory explains how some conditions lead to certain feelings and reactions; self-actualizations help one know their worth, while the perspective theory shows how people percepts things. Finally, self-regulation assists people in understanding other individuals’ behaviors. At the end of the day, they are all different but similar in one way or another.
Carver, C. S., & Scheier, M. (2017). Perspectives on personality. Boston, BS: Pearson.