CARL ROGERS ON PERSONAL POWER by Carl Rogers

CARL ROGERS ON PERSONAL POWER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Dr. Rogers continues to examine the alternatives to power politics in interpersonal relationships and to endorse the person-centered approach in therapy and in human encounters generally. As in his earlier works, On Becoming a Person (1970) and Becoming Partners (1972), he quotes numerous individuals who have consciously remodeled their lives--at home and elsewhere--in accordance with his principles. These are clearly people in process, learning from mistakes, reflecting his belief in ""a natural tendency toward complete development""--in stated opposition to the pessimistic Freudian concern with neurosis. And the examples are not unqualified success stories but a reasonable mix of trials and errors, always with judgment suspended. Much of this has been said before, although the situations are new and often extend over several years of changing commitments. But despite the popular appeal of his name--conveniently hooked into the title--there's little to distinguish this from his other books or from the battery of imitations.

Pub Date: March 16th, 1977
Publisher: Delacorte