The Carl Rogers Reader

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This remarkable collection provides a personal look at Rogers' youth, marriage, and aging, and also addresses personal growth, education, and "client-centered therapy."

This remarkable collection includes a personal look at Rogers' youth, marriage, and aging as well as thorough discussions of personal growth, education, and "client-centered therapy".

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
The currently popular publishing ploy of presenting as ``readers'' the exemplary writings of individual social scientists here benefits both Carl Rogers (1902-87) and audiences familiar or unfamiliar with his multifaceted work. Most of the selections have been published previously, some as early as 1942, but they are well arranged here, forming a coherent and informative portrait of Rogers as therapist, researcher, theoretician, educator, philosopher, diplomat, and private person. While ``encounter group'' now seems a buzzword past its prime, the form of person-oriented encounter Rogers helped to institutionalize in clinics, schools, and other professional settings is very much a part of contemporary American social theory. Although a few very academic papers are included, this volume will interest general readers (in part if not in full) as well as specialists.-- Francisca Goldsmith, Berkeley P.L., Cal.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780395483572
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 8/28/1989
  • Pages: 544
  • Sales rank: 624,286
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Carl Rogers(1902-1987) was one of the most influential psychologists in American history. He received many honors, including the first Distinguished Professsional Contributor Award and the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award of the American Psychological Association.

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Table of Contents

Introduction xi
Speaking Personally
1. This Is Me 1961 6
2. My Own Marriage 1972 29
3. Growing Old: Or Older and Growing 1980 37
4. On Reaching 85 1987 56
The Therapeutic Relationship
5. A Newer Psychotherapy 1942 63
6. The Directive Versus the Nondirective Approach 1942 77
7. The Case of Herbert Bryan 1942 88
8. The Characteristics of a Helping Relationship 1958 108
9. Reflection of Feelings and Transference 1986 and 1987 127
10. A Client-centered/Person-centered Approach to Therapy 1986 135
The Person in Process
11. Ellen West--and Loneliness 1961 157
12. Toward a Modern Approach to Values: The Valuing Process in the Mature Person 1964 168
13. Shall We Get Married? 1972 186
Theory and Research
14. What I Learned from Two Research Studies 1986 203
15. The Use of Electrically Recorded Interviews in Improving Psychotherapeutic Techniques 1942 211
16. The Necessary and Sufficient Conditions of Therapeutic Personality Change 1957 219
17. A Theory of Therapy, Personality, and Interpersonal Relationships, As Developed in the Client-Centered Framework 1959 236
A Human Science
18. Some Thoughts Regarding the Current Presuppositions of the Behavioral Sciences 1968 263
19. Toward a More Human Science of the Person 1985 279
20. Personal Thoughts on Teaching and Learning 1957 301
21. The Interpersonal Relationship in the Facilitation of Learning 1967 304
22. The Politics of Education 1977 323
The Helping Professions
23. Can I Be a Facilitative Person in a Group? 1970 339
24. Some New Challenges to the Helping Professions 1973 357
25. The Politics of the Helping Professions 1977 376
A Philosophy of Persons
26. A Note on "The Nature of Man" 1957 401
27. A Therapist's View of the Good Life: The Fully Functioning Person 1961 409
28. Do We Need "A" Reality? 1978 420
A More Human World
29. Social Implications 1960 436
30. Resolving Intercultural Tensions 1977 438
31. A Psychologist Looks at Nuclear War 1982 445
32. The Rust Workshop 1986 457
33. Inside the World of the Soviet Professional 1987 478
References and Bibliography 505
Acknowledgments 507
Index 510
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