| Published: January 24, 2017
Person of the Month: Carl R. Rogers (1902-1987)
Carl Ransom Rogers was an American psychologist and among the founders of the humanistic approach in psychology. The person-centered approach, his own unique approach to understanding personality and human relationships. Throughout his career he dedicated himself to humanistic psychology and is well known for his theory of personality development. He began developing his humanistic concept while working with abused children. Rogers attempted to change the world of psychotherapy when he boldly claimed that psychoanalytic, experimental, and behavioral therapists were preventing their clients from ever reaching self-realization and self-growth due to their authoritive analysis. He argued that therapists should allow patients to discover the solution for themselves. Rogers received wide acclaim for his theory and was awarded various high honors.
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© 2017 A Patel
Received: December 28, 2016; Revision Received: January 05, 2017; Accepted: January 24, 2017
Published in Volume 04, Issue 2, January-March, 2017