Carl Rogers – Humanistic Theory
Carl Ransom Rogers (January 8, 1902 – February 4, 1987) was an influential American psychologist , writer and contributor to educational theory.
Considered one of the founding fathers of Humanistic Psychology ( also known as the client centred approach) and his contribution to psychotherapy research.
He is widely acknowledged as one of the main contributors along with Abraham Maslow and Otto Rank to what is know know as the 'Humanistic' School of Psychology or the 'Third Force in Psychology' a phrase coined by Abraham Maslow.
Honoured for his work in 1956, by the American Psychological Association for his ground breaking research , with the Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions, Rogers also gained and award in 1972 from the APA for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Psychology.
In later life Rogers was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for his work with differing groups in places such as South Africa and Northern Ireland
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