May, Rollo

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Rollo Reece May (1909-1994) was a pioneer and popularizer of humanistic psychology. He received a master of divinity degree in 1937 and was a Congregationalist minister for 2 years. He then decided to return to school at Columbia University to study clinical psychology. May was an instructor, a psychotherapist, and author of more than a dozen books. He received the American Psychological Association's prestigious gold medal for his distinguished career in psychology, as well as numerous other awards and honors.

From the description of Rollo May Papers, 1918-1995. (University of California, Santa Barbara). WorldCat record id: 50612089

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referencedIn Otto Rank Association. Papers, 1934-1993. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf May, Rollo. Rollo May Papers, 1918-1995. University of California, Santa Barbara, UCSB Library
referencedIn Syz, Hans C. Hans Caspar Syz papers, 1911-1991 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf May, Rollo. Correspondence with Margaret Naumburg, 1965. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Drews, Elizabeth Monroe, 1915-. Elizabeth Drews papers, 1942-1979. University of Akron, Bierce Library
referencedIn Seaman, Barbara. Papers, 1920-1983 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Spiegelberg, Frederic, b. 1897. Frederic Spiegelberg papers, 1916-1994 (inclusive), 1936-1994 (bulk). Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf May, Rollo. Office files of The American Poetry Review, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
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associatedWith Drews, Elizabeth Monroe, 1915- person
associatedWith Otto Rank Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Seaman, Barbara. person
associatedWith Spiegelberg, Frederic, b. 1897. person
associatedWith Syz, Hans C. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Existential psychology
Existential psychotherapy
Humanistic psychology


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