•Who was he?
• Fourth of six children
• Parents were devout, hard working.
• Rogers was dreamy, something of a loner, sensitive, interested in nature, careful observer.
• Plans included studying agriculture, ministry, before psychology.
*Rogers had doubts about specific religious doctrines, therefore he chose to leave the seminary, to work in the field of child guidance, and to think of himself as a clinical psychologist.
• Conflict with parents.
• Influential leader focused on human relationships and justice.
• Influenced bigger people in other countries rather then just people in therapy.
• Hated his mother
*two major trends that are reflected in his later work;
1) concern with moral and ethical matters
2) respect for the methods of science
*In 1968, Rogers and his more humanistically oriented colleagues formed the center for studies of the person.