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Carl Rogers (1567)

Educational psychology, humanistic psychology, psychotherapy, personality and social psychology, philosophical and theoretical psychology
1902, Oak Park, Illinois, USA
Short Biography
Carl Ransom Rogers (January 8, 1902 – February 4, 1987) was an influential American psychologist and among the founders of the humanistic approach (or client-centered approach) to psychology. Rogers is widely considered to be one of the founding fathers ... Show more | More at Wikipedia
  • BA University of Wisconsin, 1924
  • MA Teachers College, Columbia University, 1928
  • PhD Teachers College, Columbia University, 1931
Appointments & Honors
  • Resident Fellow, Center for Studies of the Person
  • Vice-President, American Orthopsychiatric Association, 1941-2
  • President: American Association for Applied Psychology, 1944-45, APA 1946-7, American Academy of Psychotherapists, 1956-8
  • Nicholas Murray Butler Medal (Silver), Columbia University, 1955
  • APA Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award, 1956
  • Hon. DHL: Lawrence College, 1956, University of Santa Clara, 1971, Union for Experimenting Colleges and Universities, Cincinnati, 1984
  • Hon. D, Gonzaga University, 1968
  • Fellow, AAA&S, 1961- , Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, 1962-3
  • Humanist of the Year, American Humanist Association, 1964
  • Distinguished Contribution Award, American Pastoral Counselors Association, 1967
  • Award of Professional Achievement, American Board of Professional Psychology, 1968
  • APA Division 29, Distinguished Professional Psychologist Award, 1972
  • APA First Distinguished Professional Contribution Award, 1972
  • Hon. DSc: University of Cincinnati, 1974, Northwestern University, 1978
  • Hon. PhD, University of Hamburg, 1975
  • Hon. DSocSci, University of Leiden, 1975
Principal Publications
  • 1951 Client-Centred Therapy. Houghton Mifflin.
  • 1954 (ed.) Psychotherapy and Personality Change. University of Chicago Press (with R. F. Dymond).
  • 1956 Some issues concerning the control of human behavior. (Symposium with B. F. Skinner.) Science, 124, 1057-66.
  • 1957 The necessary and sufficient conditions of therapeutic personality change. Journal of Consulting Psychology, 21, 95-103.
  • 1957 A note on the nature of man. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 4, 199-203.
  • 1958 A process conception of psychotherapy. American Psychologist, 13, 142-9.
  • 1959 A theory of therapy, personality and interpersonal relationships as developed in the client-centered framework. In S. Koch (ed.), Psychology: A Study ofa Science, vol. 3, Formulations of the Person and the Social Context. McGraw-Hill.
  • 1959 Persons or science (parts 1 and 2). Pastoral Psychology, 10, no. 92, no. 93.
  • 1959 Toward a theory of creativity. In H. Anderson (ed.), Creativity and Cultivation. Harper & Brothers.
  • 1961 On Becoming a Person. Houghton Mifflin.
  • 1964 Toward a modem approach to values: The valuing process in the mature person. Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology, 68, 160-7.
  • 1980 A Way of Being. Houghton Mifflin.
  • 1981 Building person-centered communities: The implications for the future. In A. Villoldo and K. Dychtwald (eds), Millennium: Glimpses into the 21st Century. Tarcher.
  • 1983 Freedom to Learn for the BO's. Charles Merrill.
  • 1984 One alternative to nuclear planetary suicide. In R. Levant and J. Shlien (eds), Client-Centered Therapy and the Person-Centered Approach: New Directions in Theory, Research and Practice. Praeger.