Carl Rogers

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Birthday
8, 1902
Birthplace
Oak Park, IL
Death Date
Feb 4, 1987 (85)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
8, 1902
Birthplace
Oak Park, IL
Death Date
Feb 4, 1987 (85)

About

This psychologist's humanistic approach and the concept of the fully-functioning person became influential in 20th-century psychology.

Before Fame

He was studying to enter the ministry at the Union Theological Seminary when a student-organized seminar called "Why am I entering the ministry?” made him reconsider his choice.

Trivia

He believed that every individual had the potential to realize their goals and aspirations, and in so doing, becoming self-actualized.

Family Life

He grew up in Oak Park, Illinois near Chicago, where his father worked as a civil engineer.

Associated With

Among other psychologists he was rated as the second most influential contributor to the science just behind Sigmund Freud.