Question by vtech_a: How does the work of Carl Rogers, Robert Maslow, and Frankl relate to existentialism?
A lil psychology experiment?
Im so confused.
Answer by Something or Other
ha ha, besides that those guys were the founding fathers of the movement.
Existentialism is in laymans term, finding your potential. Realizing the power within you via free will.
Maslow designed the hierarchy, a design saying when you meet needs you can achieve a higher self.
Frankl was a huge advocate of free will, how your choice is more important than the environment. He also felt people when they were stuck were in a existential void, they couldn’t find there purpose
Rogers is the therapeutic existential version of therapy. Often called Rogerian therapy, it involved listening to your client with “unconditional positive regard”. Making them feel welcome and safe, and that positve regard would help them naturally realize their potential.
Essentially, all these people believed that when you find your purpose, you become a higher self.
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