Carl Rogers

1902 - 1987

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Carl Ransom Rogers (January 8, 1902 – February 4, 1987) was an American psychologist and among the founders of the humanistic approach (and client-centered approach) in 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carl Rogers has received more than 2,365,663 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia. Carl Rogers is the 14th most popular psychologist (down from 13th in 2019), the 117th most popular biography from United States (up from 124th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Psychologist.

Carl Rogers is most famous for his theory of humanistic psychology. This theory emphasizes the importance of the individual and their self-actualization. Rogers believed that people are inherently good and have the ability to change themselves and their environment.

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Among psychologists, Carl Rogers ranks 14 out of 183Before him are Erich Fromm, John Dewey, Jacques Lacan, William James, Erik Erikson, and Viktor Frankl. After him are Gustave Le Bon, Albert Bandura, John B. Watson, Kurt Lewin, B. F. Skinner, and Edward Thorndike.

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Among people born in 1902, Carl Rogers ranks 5Before him are Karl Popper, Charles Lindbergh, Ruhollah Khomeini, and Erik Erikson. After him are Paul Dirac, Leni Riefenstahl, Georgy Malenkov, John Steinbeck, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Talcott Parsons, and Halldór Laxness. Among people deceased in 1987, Carl Rogers ranks 4Before him are Andy Warhol, Rudolf Hess, and Dalida. After him are Louis de Broglie, Rita Hayworth, Primo Levi, Lawrence Kohlberg, Fred Astaire, Marguerite Yourcenar, Pola Negri, and Andrey Kolmogorov.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Carl Rogers ranks 117 out of 18,182Before him are Bhumibol Adulyadej (1927), Lyndon B. Johnson (1908), Dustin Hoffman (1937), Katharine Hepburn (1907), Jackson Pollock (1912), and Frank Lloyd Wright (1867). After him are Madonna (1958), Vince McMahon (1945), James Watson (1928), Ray Charles (1930), Sitting Bull (1831), and Brad Pitt (1963).

Among PSYCHOLOGISTS In United States

Among psychologists born in United States, Carl Rogers ranks 4Before him are Abraham Maslow (1908), John Dewey (1859), and William James (1842). After him are John B. Watson (1878), B. F. Skinner (1904), Edward Thorndike (1874), Irvin D. Yalom (1931), Lawrence Kohlberg (1927), Jerome Bruner (1915), Paul Ekman (1934), and Howard Gardner (1943).