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Carl R. Rogers

Birthdate: 8. January 1902
Date of death: 4. February 1987

Carl Ransom Rogers was an American psychologist and among the founders of the humanistic 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 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 , education , 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 Steven J. Haggbloom and colleagues 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. Wikipedia

„The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination.“

—  Carl R. Rogers

Person to person: The problem of being human: A new trend in psychology (1967)
Source: page 187.

Citát „The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.“

„The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.“

—  Carl R. Rogers

Source: On Becoming a Person: A Therapist's View of Psychotherapy

„What is most personal is most universal.“

—  Carl R. Rogers

Source: On Becoming a Person: A Therapist's View of Psychotherapy

„What I am is good enough, if I could just be it openly.“

—  Carl R. Rogers

On Becoming a Person (1961)
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