Carl Rogers | Criticism

This literature criticism consists of approximately 20 pages of analysis & critique of Carl Rogers.
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SOURCE: Rogers, Carl, and Mary Harrington Hall. “Carl Rogers Speaks Out on Groups and the Lack of a Human Science.” Psychology Today 1, no. 7 (December 1967): 19-21, 62-66.

In the following interview, Rogers and Harrington discuss group therapy methods, and Rogers criticizes modern psychology for ignoring patients' personal needs.

[Hall]: Shall we talk about groups—encounter groups, T-groups, sensitivity-training groups, group therapy? The group phenomenon demands exploration and explanation. And I've wondered … are people drawn toward this intense group experience because they feel loneliness and alienation in our strange society?

[Rogers]: Of course that's a major reason. Out of the increasing loneliness of modern culture, we have in some social sense been forced to develop a way of getting closer to one another. I think encounter groups probably bring people closer together than has ever been true in history except with groups of people together during crisis. You put men...

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