Educational psychology, humanistic psychology, psychotherapy, personality and social psychology, philosophical and theoretical psychology
1902, Oak Park, Illinois, USA
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 ...
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 of psychotherapy research and was honored for his pioneering research with the Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions by the American Psychological Association (APA) in 1956.
The person-centered approach, his own unique approach to understanding personality and human relationships, found wide application in various domains such as psychotherapy and counseling (client-centered therapy), education (student-centered learning), organizations, and other group settings. For his professional work he was bestowed the Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Psychology by the APA in 1972. In a study by Haggbloom et al. (2002) using six criteria such as citations and recognition, Rogers was found to be the sixth most eminent psychologist of the 20th century and second, among clinicians, only to Sigmund Freud.
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
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.