Rollo May

Rollo May, 1909–94, American psychologist, b. Ada, Ohio. Previously a theological student and Congregational minister, May received his doctorate in clinical psychology from Columbia Univ. in 1949, and introduced to American psychology the views of the European existentialists. A pioneer of the humanistic school of psychology, his work focused on the positive aspects of human potential and on the will of individuals toward self-fulfillment. May's writings include Love and Will (1969, repr. 1981) and The Courage to Create (1975).

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Selected full-text books and articles on this topic

Love and Will
Rollo May.
W. W. Norton, 1969
The Courage to Create
Rollo May.
Norton, 1994
Power and Innocence: A Search for the Sources of Violence
Rollo May.
W. W. Norton, 1972
The Meaning of Anxiety
Rollo May.
Ronald Press, 1950
Symbolism in Religion and Literature
Rollo May.
George Braziller, 1960
An Introduction to Theories of Personality
Robert B. Ewen.
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1998 (5th edition)
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 14 "Rollo May: Existential Psychology"
Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychology: A Historical and Biographical Sourcebook
Donald Moss.
Greenwood Press, 1999
Librarian’s tip: "Rollo May, Liberator and Realist" begins on p. 347, also discusses May throughout
The Founders of Humanistic Psychology
Roy José DeCarvalho.
Praeger, 1991
Librarian’s tip: "Rollo R. May" begins on p. 24, also discusses May throughout
Existential Psychotherapy
Irvin D. Yalom.
Basic Books, 1980
Librarian’s tip: "Toward a Clinical Understanding of Will: Rank, Farber, May" begins on p. 293
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