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).

The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright© 2014, The Columbia University Press.

Rollo May: Selected full-text books and articles

Love and Will By Rollo May W. W. Norton, 1969
The Meaning of Anxiety By Rollo May Ronald Press, 1950
An Introduction to Theories of Personality By 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 By 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 By Roy José DeCarvalho Praeger, 1991
Librarian’s tip: "Rollo R. May" begins on p. 24, also discusses May throughout
Existential Psychotherapy By 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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