Carl Rogers developed his person-centered theory of therapy as a positive alternative to the pessimistic and pathologizing tendencies of Freud’s Psychoanalysis and the mechanistic and potentially dehumanizing outlook of Skinner and the Behaviorists.
Discuss the intellectual roots of Rogers’ theory in Western thought
- Discuss the intellectual roots of Rogers’ theory in Western thought. Is it fair to characterize Rogers and other Humanistic Psychologists as Romantics?
- Does his belief in human potential blind him to certain aspects of human development and functioning?
Be specific and include at least one other Humanistic Psychologist in your discourse.
Please Note: minimum of 125 words, spell checked, well written and citing references in support of arguments.