Rollo May

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Birthday
21, 1909
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Oct 22, 1994 (85)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
21, 1909
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Oct 22, 1994 (85)

About

Known for his important 1969 psychological book Love and Will, he also penned such existential and humanistic-themed works as The Courage to Create and The Meaning of Anxiety. In 1971, he founded San Francisco's Humanistic Psychology Institute (Saybrook University).

Before Fame

After graduating from Oberlin College (in Ohio) with a degree in English, he earned a Bachelor of Divinity degree from the Union Theological Seminary in New York. He went on to receive a PhD in psychology from Columbia University.

Trivia

During his childhood in Ohio, he was often left to care for his schizophrenic sister, a circumstance that undoubtedly influenced his decision to devote his life to the study of psychology.

Family Life

He settled in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, Georgia.

Associated With

While teaching at Greece's Anatolia College, he became acquainted with personality and individual psychology expert Alfred Adler .