Rollo May





Rollo May

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born
in Ada, OH, The United States
April 29, 1909

died
October 22, 1994

gender
male

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Rollo May (April 21, 1909 – October 22, 1994) was an American existential psychologist. He authored the influential book Love and Will during 1969.

Although he is often associated with humanistic psychology, his philosophy was influenced strongly by existentialist philosophy. May was a close friend of the theologian Paul Tillich. His works include Love and Will and The Courage to Create, the latter title honoring Tillich's The Courage to Be.

Biography
May was born in Ada, Ohio in 1909. He experienced a difficult childhood, with his parents divorcing and his sister becoming schizophrenic. His educational career took him to Michigan State College majoring in English and Oberlin College for a bachelor's degree, teaching for a time in Greece, to U
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Love and Will
4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 1,579 ratings — published 1969 — 18 editions
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Man's Search for Himself
4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 1,171 ratings — published 1953 — 16 editions
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The Courage to Create
4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 920 ratings — published 1975 — 15 editions
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The Discovery of Being
3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 376 ratings — published 1984 — 10 editions
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The Cry for Myth
4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 174 ratings — published 1991 — 7 editions
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The Meaning of Anxiety
4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 138 ratings — published 1977 — 8 editions
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Freedom and Destiny
4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 119 ratings — published 1981 — 7 editions
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The Art of Counseling
3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 106 ratings — published 1967 — 14 editions
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Existential Psychology
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Psychology and the Human Di...
4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 69 ratings — published 1978 — 6 editions
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More books by Rollo May…
“It is an ironic habit of human beings to run faster when they have lost their way.”
Rollo May

“Many people suffer from the fear of finding oneself alone, and so they don't find themselves at all.”
Rollo May, Man's Search for Himself

“In order to be open to creativity, one must have the capacity for constructive use of solitude. One must overcome the fear of being alone.”
Rollo May

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