Rollo May

1909 - 1994

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Rollo Reece May (April 21, 1909 – October 22, 1994) was an American existential psychologist and author of the influential book Love and Will (1969). He is often associated with humanistic psychology and existentialist philosophy, and alongside Viktor Frankl, was a major proponent of existential psychotherapy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rollo May has received more than 475,340 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Rollo May is the 91st most popular psychologist (down from 79th in 2019), the 1,416th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,365th in 2019) and the 32nd most popular American Psychologist.

Rollo May is most famous for his book, "The Meaning of Anxiety." He is also known for his work in psychotherapy and existential psychiatry.

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Among psychologists, Rollo May ranks 91 out of 182Before him are Alice Miller, Charles Spearman, Karl Bühler, Clark L. Hull, Otto Gross, and Walter Bradford Cannon. After him are René Spitz, Vladimir Bekhterev, Antonio Damasio, Hugo Münsterberg, Théodule-Armand Ribot, and Harry Stack Sullivan.

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Among people born in 1909, Rollo May ranks 46Before him are Stanisław Jerzy Lec, Norberto Bobbio, Edward Tatum, Hideo Sakai, James Mason, and Ernst vom Rath. After him are Indro Montanelli, Otto Kumm, László Rajk, Nathan Rosen, Alexander Pechersky, and Ferdinand Anton Ernst Porsche. Among people deceased in 1994, Rollo May ranks 58Before him are Cesar Romero, Richard Laurence Millington Synge, Niels Kaj Jerne, Menachem Mendel Schneerson, Sebastian Shaw, and Roberto Eduardo Viola. After him are Robert Bloch, Terence Young, James Clavell, Ken Noritake, Sylva Koscina, and Wilma Rudolph.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Rollo May ranks 1,416 out of 15,968Before him are Mark Ruffalo (1967), Walter Bradford Cannon (1871), Henry Way Kendall (1926), Sarah Knauss (1880), Alan J. Pakula (1928), and John Mott (1865). After him are Barry Levinson (1942), Robert Bloch (1917), Sidney Bechet (1897), Dirk Benedict (1945), Lawrence Klein (1920), and Val Kilmer (1959).

Among PSYCHOLOGISTS In United States

Among psychologists born in United States, Rollo May ranks 32Before him are Mary Ainsworth (1913), George Armitage Miller (1920), Frederick Herzberg (1923), David McClelland (1917), Clark L. Hull (1884), and Walter Bradford Cannon (1871). After him are Harry Stack Sullivan (1892), Benjamin Bloom (1913), James McKeen Cattell (1860), Benjamin Spock (1903), George Kelly (1905), and Robert Sternberg (1949).