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8: Carl Rogers and Abraham Maslow
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- 8.1: Chapter Introduction
- 8.2: Carl Rogers and Humanistic Psychology
- Carl Rogers is the psychologist many people associate first with humanistic psychology, but he did not establish the field in the way that Freud established psychoanalysis. A few years older than Abraham Maslow, and having moved into clinical practice more directly, Rogers felt a need to develop a new theoretical perspective that fit with his clinical observations and personal beliefs. Thus, he was proposing a humanistic approach to psychology and, more specifically, psychotherapy before Maslow.
- 8.3: Abraham Maslow and Holistic-Dynamic Psychology
- Maslow stands alongside Rogers as one of the founders of humanistic psychology. Although he began his career working with two of the most famous experimental psychologists in America, he was profoundly influenced by the events that led into World War II. He became devoted to studying the more virtuous aspects of personality, and he may be viewed as one of the founders of positive psychology.
- 8.4: Henry Murray and Personology
- 8.5: A Final Note- Humanistic or Existential?
- 8.6: Personality Theory in Real Life
- 8.S: Chapter Summary